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Blog entry by andyboy posted 743 days ago 2915 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a wee bit more of today’s efforts.

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



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degoose

6883 posts in 1857 days


#1 posted 743 days ago

Sweet….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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gavinzagreb

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#2 posted 743 days ago

I used to use sanding disks on the angle grinder to make hollows, dusty work. Now I have an arbortech wood grinder blade, faster, less fine dust.
There’s also a Croatian product you might be interested in. Roto rasp.
http://www.roto-kruna.hr/

The chair is coming along nicely.

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Brett

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#3 posted 743 days ago

Looking good Andy! I think only a woodworker can really appreciate what you are doing.

How did you fit the tenons into the mortises for the back? Just keep checking until you got the right fit or did you mark them somehow first to get close and then tweak them?

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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andyboy

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#4 posted 743 days ago

MMM….. now that was a while back Brett. My seat ended up smaller than anticipated so I worked out the fixed width by first making the top curved rail and holding the feet apart while cramped, at the same measurement. Then I presented the seat to the legs and marked where they hit the seat. I took more out of the outside of the join in the leg than the inside to provide more meat in the seat. Sort of similar to what Sam maloof does I think but not exactly.
Getting too long to read. Hope this gets you thinking. Kids are crying….got a go!

-- 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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#5 posted 742 days ago

alright! cutting vs. sanding. It looks like it took some physical effort. You do well with that Spoke Shave, and the card scraper. I’m guessing the chair frame got in the way with the larger tool?

I’m thinking this is healthier, and easier cleanup?

hey we celebrate the most well known woodworker this weekend. We all are in good company!

:-)

I think George is smiling on you !

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 742 days ago

Speaking of big cutters, my CRAPSMAN Craftsman gas chain saw just does not want to work. Cutting down volunter trees grown too near my house. Bought a worx 18” electric chain saw w/15 amp motor. rated 4.5 stars. Going to do some basic woodworking today! I hope. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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andyboy

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#7 posted 742 days ago

One thing about an electric chain saw Doc Tom is it will always start. Grunty too.

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

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