|Blog series by Beginningwoodworker||updated 02-26-2011 02:25 AM||18 parts||30325 reads||273 comments total|
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.
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! !
I start milling the stock today and glueing up the legs! The pictures speak for themselves! !
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.
I am still making sawdust! I will be cutting the tenons next.
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 Amazon.com.
I order me a Amana Timberline 3/4’ 5/8 shank mortise chisel from holbern.com 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!
I am seeing the light at the end of tunnel. I glue up and plane the back to fit, and Install the chair arms.
The morris chair is close to be being finish.
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.
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
That stripper works wonders, but I got lot more work to do.
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. :)
I got good results with the stain today!
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.
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.
I am just about finish with mom’s second morris chair.