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Blog entry by andyboy posted 04-05-2012 08:37 AM 3380 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.



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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 04-05-2012 01:47 PM

Wow! 3:!0 min. your fast! How long in real time? Appears that you used a 4 or 4.5 inch grinder with and agressive bite. Also a spoke shave. I’ve not shaped a seat, but it is on my list. :-)

What did you use for the cutter grinding head? Any dust control? Hard wood seat? Like maple?

Did you consider other methods like plowing the seat with your table saw?

Inquiring novices want to know. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 04-05-2012 02:23 PM

I can’t wait to see the result.

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 03:25 PM

If you find chair building interesting (which I do), check out the vidoes of Curtis Buchanan on youtube. He has about 50 videos that go through all the step of building a windsor chair. The guy is a chair building genius.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 08:55 PM

Doc Tom,
Real time about an hour. The sped up section is about 12 minutes. The grinder is a 4” and has a 36 grit sanding disc sitting on a plastic black and decker sanding attachment. Not as aggressive as a carving attachment. I only used the sandpaper disk as I have lent out my carving attachment.
Yes I have plowed seats before with table saw and Radial arm but didn’t want my garage full of dust and it was a beautiful day.
If you look closely, you will see a 4” pipe extracting away the dust from a recently acquired extractor. I have also sculpted seats using an adze and an inshave then finished with a scraper or an orbital.
I have also mounted a grinder in the centre and copied an already shaped seat. Might have to post you a sketch for that one.

Julian,
Thanks for the link, I will look with interest. I was lucky in 2004 to be part of a 5 day Windsor chair course taken by Richard Haire. We never used a single power tool, apart from heating the sand and light box for the spindle ends.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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andyboy

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 08:59 PM

The seat is a branch of Blue Atlas Cedar with Matai edges.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 12:08 AM

Thanks! Dust can be a killer, and gets EVERYWHERE! Especially when not using a dust collector which I don’t have set up yet! Yea I know!

Would have thought the saw blade would be more agressive and produce shavings or chips? An adze might be more agressibve?

Thanks again!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 04-06-2012 12:19 AM

Checked out the video again, saw the dust being sucked up, and the dust left over! Don’t know the wood. Hard or soft?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 04-06-2012 03:02 AM

Very nice Andy, it’s looking good. I have done the seat shaping twice now the angle-grinder method and it really makes me want to try an inshave (I hate sanding)

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#9 posted 04-06-2012 09:04 AM

Yes I should grab the inshave back from work. Doc, The atlas cedar is like yellow pine but not as hard. The Matai we use for flooring. It is hard waring but is a softwood by design.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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