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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #12: Roughing It

12-12-2017 03:29 AM by TungOil | 9 comments »

The sapele has been in the shop for a week acclimating and my CNC cut templates will not be ready for a while, so I got busy roughing out parts. I started with the largest parts, the back legs. A leg blank 7 inches wide will allow me to cut both back legs for a chair from a single board, helping with grain and color match. Several of the boards were a bit over 14” wide, allowing me to get two pairs of legs from each cut length. To be sure I have spare material in case of an error, I cut enough parts for 14 chairs. I ripped the wide stock to 7” widths on the bandsaw, then joined one face and edge before planing to final thickness. As I started planing the stoc...

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