Morris Chair Project! #16: Start cutting moritses and tenon for the second morris chair.

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 1439 days ago 1215 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Got good results with the stain! Part 16 of Morris Chair Project! series Part 17: Handcut mortises! »

I been working more mortise and tenons for the last few days, I also cut finger while I was cleaning the tenons with my Japanese Chisels. Ouch that hurt! I did not get any shots of cutting the tenons, I use my tenoning jig.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#1 posted 1439 days ago

Nice looking mortiser. Practice makes perfect but don’t practice cutting your fingers. Not good… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 1439 days ago

goes to show , charles ,

‘you can’t keep a good man down’ !

you are having way fun , dude .

good to see .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 1439 days ago

nice charles! those tenons look fantastic, and so do these mortises (from the little we can see)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 1439 days ago

Charles, where did you get the work piece hold downs on the motise machine? I want some of those!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 1439 days ago

They came with mortiser,Matt.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 1439 days ago

great looking joints. my dream chisel would come from japan

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#7 posted 1438 days ago

Very cool, Charles.

I’m still having a ton of fun, watching your progress updates.

I’ve said this before: so far … there’s at least a blood spot or two on everything I’ve built :-)

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 1438 days ago

Go Charles-Go! Looking forward to another chair.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 1438 days ago

Charles Jackson III is not a future Cabinet Maker… He is a Cabinet Maker.. for sure…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 1438 days ago

Degoose has got that right, you are a great cabinet maker. You can tell by the great mortise and tenons you’re making, and the furniture you’ve already made. Go get em Charles, nothing can stop you, not even a little blood loss. LOL. I know after losing the end of a finger last Christmas. LOL. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 1438 days ago

Hey Charles,
What brand is your mortiser? I picked one up used the other day. Used but never taken out of the box. It is a Grizzly. I don’t know how good it will be but time will tell.

I am with Matt. I like the hold downs on your machine. If we know the brand perhaps I can get them for my machine.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 1438 days ago

Looking Good, Hope your finger is alright :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#13 posted 1438 days ago

Those are Steel City.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1438 days ago

Great mortiser, CJ!

You must have really gotten a load of Red Oak!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Rick Dennington

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#15 posted 1437 days ago

Hey Matt and Roz,

I’m pretty sure that Rockler sells those…. I bought the add-on table, fence, and rollers( I think that’s what you are calling the holddowns) for my Delta mortiser, but they’ll work on any machine…. Just check with them to be sure…..I think it was about $50 for it all, but, I think you can just buy the rollers, but I could be wrong .
One thing….they sure work good..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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