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|284 days ago||
I’m planning on building a sort of elegant Adirondack chair with bent laminations for the back rest and the seat. Does anyone know of a good US source for buying 1/8” thick, 2” wide mahogany strips for use in making the laminations? (I’m in Northern Virginia for what that’s worth.) If I have to I’ll buy mah...
|298 days ago||
Help with Bentwood Back Adirondack Chair Design - 7 replies
I’d like to build a elegant, bentwood back Adirondack chair similar to this one: http://www.custommade.com/comfy-rondack-adirondack-chair/by/michael-brown-chairmaker/ I can tackle much of the design myself, but I’d like to have a starting point for the bentwood back, particularly regarding the overall size and the curve. If an...
|944 days ago||
Help with Moving Fillister Plane - 9 replies
I recently purchased this wooden moving fillister plane made by John Bell of Philadelphia around 1840-50: It’s a beautiful piece of work and tempts me to become a collector, but I’m intending to use it in the shop. I spent quite a bit of time over the weekend flattening the iron and honing the edge. It’s fairly sharp n...
|1381 days ago||
I’m planning on building my daughter a built-in bed similar to the one shown in this picture: The sides of the bookcases/bed platform are about 2” thick. I’m considering various possibilities for constructing these panels. In the picture above it appears that the bookcases have fixed shelves. I’d rather have adj...