And So It Begins... #2: really...I'm back...

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Blog entry by ChrisN posted 08-03-2009 04:46 PM 3695 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Today I actually cut some wood... Part 2 of And So It Begins... series Part 3: ...Getting over the Fear!! »

Man, I can’t beleive I made my first posting almost 2 years ago…time flies when you work to much…and have kids…and move…

I purchased a bunch of wood more than a year ago…sound familiar…and finally decided last week that it was time to get back at it. I had purchased about 40 bdft of Cypress to build a couple of adirondack chairs. I had plans, I had templates…I had the wood…time to get going.

I went down to my “workshop”, vacumed up the cobwebs…which were suprisingly thick. Discovered that liquid from an unkown source had spashed onto my jointer and my drill press table, which now had a nasty rust patch going. Fortunately, I am always prepared for such emergencies and was able to clean them back to bare metal and give them a nice coating of Boe-Shield. Almost like new!!!

After that I pulled out the Cypress and started to rough cut to lenght and width enough for 2 chairs. I think I’m going to come up short on the seat, but I am saving that until I get the frames put together. From rough cut I jointed and milled the boards for one chair and then using the templates and a template routing bit, trimed out the legs and the arm rests. Other than some issues with doublesided tape…which I asked about in the forum…things went well. I decided to use the bandsaw for the other shaped pieces, one needed a mitered cut anyway.

In the end I now have all the parts, less the seat, for one chair all milled and cut and ready for some sanding. About 6 – 8 hours…including tool clean up…over the last weekend.

I figure with a few evening this week I can have a chair ready to put togther next weekend…

I’ts nice to be back…I think I’ll make a more concerted effort to stay this time!!


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#1 posted 08-03-2009 04:53 PM

Hey Chris
Have fun

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#2 posted 08-03-2009 06:27 PM

I cant wait to see the finished product.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 08-29-2009 05:45 PM

I had to go back to the ”#1” .. yah.. it has been a long time lol this will be the LONGEST blog we’ve ever had, time-wise! lol

what type of chair are you making?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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