Morris Chair #2: Fear and Loathing 1

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Blog entry by Luddite posted 01-11-2015 03:09 PM 1445 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Project of no return. Part 2 of Morris Chair series Part 3: Framing the Base Bliss »

2 Jan 2015

Milled wood for legs. 8 pieces to be 2.25” square.
I now need to cut the rear legs at a 9.5 degree angle and make a tenon on the top.

Will think on this and start soon.

4 Jan 2015

Decided to use my compound mitre saw for the topknot angled tenon for the rear legs.

I cut the blank to a 9.5 degree angle and then marked out where the rest of the cut would be.
With the saw still set for a 9.5 degree setting I adjusted the depth to 3/8, with stop blocks set, and began nibbling away. Once all four were done I reversed the pieces and the angle and completed.
Next cut was a single slice 3/8 deep a 9.5 degree to the horizontal. Made cuts on both sides making adjustments as needed.

Used bandsaw in order the clip the cheeks free.

Prepared the front leg tenons in standard way.

The first challenge met.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 06:29 PM

A Morris chair is a great project. Stickley #369?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 01:15 AM

Looks like you’re making progress!

I’m curious, though, why the 9.5 degrees? As I understand it, Morris chairs are usually at 7 degrees. Maybe you just wanted to recline back a little more!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 01-16-2015 01:39 AM

Mean_Dean. I’m not quite sure now that you mention. My initial Morris chairs were based on a Sticley book by Mossman & Bavaro. It never mentioned degree. So now I’m trying a wordsmith plan. I actually compared the WS upper side rail with my older chair and happily they matched. I think the 7 degree wouldn’t be bad.


-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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