Morris Chair Project!

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Blog series by Beginningwoodworker updated 1272 days ago 18 parts 23140 reads 273 comments total

Part 1: The beginning of a new project!

1491 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 17 comments »

I order 30 bd ft of 8/4 red oak, 9 bd ft of 5/4 red oak, and 8 bf ft of 4/4 red oak, from Hardwoods of Alabama the truck is coming Friday morning. I am so excited I spend a total of $130.98. This is my most complex project yet I hope it comes out good.

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Part 2: Got the lumber today!

1489 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 16 comments »

I end having to pick up the boards, but that was ok the salemans throw a few extra peice of 8/4 red oak for free he’s good guy. I went to Hardwoods of Alabama! !

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Part 3: Milling stock today!

1486 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 24 comments »

I start milling the stock today and glueing up the legs! The pictures speak for themselves! !

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Part 4: Cutting the mortises!

1484 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 15 comments »

I made some progress on the mortises but I hit a few road blocks, I been trying to cut a 3/4’’ mortise with 3/8’’ mortise chisel, I did it in two passes.

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Part 5: Making sawdust!

1480 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 12 comments »

I am still making sawdust! I will be cutting the tenons next.

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Part 6: Started on the tenons!

1478 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 20 comments »

I made some more progress on the morris chair today, I started work on the tenons. I am using a dado blade! I also got a tool gloat in the progress, I got a 6’’ Oshlun dado for $58.99 from

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Part 7: Glue up time!

1475 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 20 comments »

The chair is coming alone real good!

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Part 8: Morris chair tool gloat!

1469 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 14 comments »

I order me a Amana Timberline 3/4’ 5/8 shank mortise chisel from I got it yesterday it looks like a good chisel and its sharp right out the box. No 3/4’’ mortises in two passes now!

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Part 9: Morris chair update!

1468 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 21 comments »

I am seeing the light at the end of tunnel. I glue up and plane the back to fit, and Install the chair arms.

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Part 10: Morris Chair is close to finishing!

1458 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 20 comments »

The morris chair is close to be being finish.

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Part 11: Got the chair stain!

1456 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 13 comments »

I got the morris chair stain in the last few days. The pictures dont do it any justice. Got a few questions, why dont oak stain evenly.

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Part 12: refinish mom morris chair!

1450 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 9 comments »

I picked up the items I need to refinish mom chair today! I love going to my local neighood hardware store they know me and give me good services all that whats in the picture cost $23

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Part 13: That stripper works wonders!

1449 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 12 comments »

That stripper works wonders, but I got lot more work to do.

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Part 14: Morris Chair refinishing update

1444 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 9 comments »

I got the chair almost ready for refinishing, I just need to sand with 180 grit paper. I hate to put more stain, on the chair since I strip the old stuff. :)

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Part 15: Got good results with the stain!

1444 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 18 comments »

I got good results with the stain today!

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Part 16: Start cutting moritses and tenon for the second morris chair.

1437 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 17 comments »

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.

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Part 17: Handcut mortises!

1406 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 11 comments »

I try my hand at handcut mortises today, because the side rails wont fit under my benchtop mortiser. I also got a change to use my Footprint 3/4’’ chisel.

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Part 18: The second is close to being finish.

1272 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 5 comments »

I am just about finish with mom’s second morris chair.

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