Chair back joinery almost done

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Blog entry by John posted 11-25-2009 01:45 AM 1783 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Put in a good days work in the shop and man did it feel good. You know those days where it just flows. Today was one of those. I had an HVAC contractor come over today to look at the furnace so I just started chopping out mortises for the spindles while he worked. I used a mortise chisel for the first time and really liked the way it performed versus a bench chisel for that task. I finished the mortise and tenons for the chair back rails and stiles. In the picture its just standing upright on the rear stretcher of the chair.

Then I milled the spindles 3/4 square, cut them to length and cut the shoulders on the table saw sled with a stop block. Next I will set up the dado blade and a sacrificial fence to cut the spindle tenons to size.

A friend of mine is going to buy my contractors saw and I’m buying a sawstop. I have not decided whether it will be the industrial or the professional. I’m leaning towards the industrial since I’m already spending the money and I want this to be the last table saw I ever buy.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 01:53 AM

I can count on nine fingers why getting a SawStop is a good idea. It’s great to see you back on this project. I hope to follow soon.

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 02:00 AM

Capt you are the motivation behind me getting one. I have always wanted one and after seeing the picture of your hand the other day I think it’s a good investment. Post lots of pictures when you start building a Morris chair. As soon as I start pre finishing parts prior to assembly I’m going shopping for leather for two chairs. I would rather get the leather from the same die lot than try and match it later. Anyone know of any good tutorials for working with leather and upholstery?

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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