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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #12: Rodel Chair Layout

01-29-2010 02:33 AM by CaptainSkully | 4 comments »

So I took a few minutes to draw this up in AutoCAD (sorry I’m not up to speed in SketchUp yet). The only dimension I had to assume were the front-to-back rails that intersect the middle of the chair back. I went with 3” because that’s what looked to scale, and gave room for a proper radius. I could’ve sprung for the $20 full-sized plans, but what’s the fun in that? The reason I drew this out is because the back is defined by a 7 degree angle. I thought it w...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #11: Next Step...

01-28-2010 07:33 PM by CaptainSkully | 6 comments »

So, the new top is in daily use. I put seven or eight coats of Bristol Finish water-based polyurethane on it. It’s a marine varnish for boat interiors, which I used on my old table, and it’s pretty impervious. No coasters required! It’s still sitting on top of the mock-up MDF and the old table, so it’s pretty high. I was going to start on the Rodel Taliesin base next, but since I made the leaves, I don’t have enough lumber to make the base, or the mone...

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Extremely Average #16: I Will Continue To Practice

01-18-2010 03:40 AM by Ecocandle | 8 comments »

What drives your woodworking? I just want to be great at it. I have no idea if I will make furniture, turn bowls, chisel sculptures, or build tiny pieces of art. Each time I see something beautiful that is what I want to do. Woodworking has so many paths. It is easy to recognize that dabbling in everything will lead to a mastery of nothing. The importance of focus keeps me on my path of discovery. When the temptation to stray pokes its head out of a magazine article, I give it ...

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Wee Lil Chairs #2: cutting it short

11-14-2009 12:10 AM by Zuki | 3 comments »

Did some cutting today. 8 front legs @ 11.5 inches 8 side aprons @ 9 inches 8 front aprons @ 8 inches 8 back rails @ 8 inches I also made a jig for the DP so that I can drill holes to mount the back rails. Next is sanding and assembly

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Wee Lil Chairs #1: Small Steps

11-08-2009 01:52 AM by Zuki | 7 comments »

A couple of years ago I built a table and chair set for a friend’s two little girls. Well since then they had a little boy and the “Lil Guy” needs a chair. I poked around the shop to try and find the drawings for the set so that I could get some measurements. I found something that looked like kids chairs so off I went. The previous set of chairs had a straight back, but this set I wanted a little rake. So I made this template from some packaged pine I planed down some scrap spr...

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Really cool Chair

10-30-2009 12:49 AM by SteveMI | 5 comments »

There was a post on LJ of something similar to this quite a while back, but when I pm’d the LJ there was no reply. So, I went searching the internet and found this. I sent this person an email to see if the plans or other information are available. This is his description; Abstract:Unlike other mechanical adjustable furniture, this rocking chair provides a wider population with more rocking functions by adjustable design u...

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First Adirondak Chair

09-22-2009 09:28 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I’ve almost finished my first adirondak chair. I had got 13 scrap (3ft long) pieces of treated deck planks and didn’t want to put them to waste. I cut and finished the back of the chair yesterday. I have cut out the seat area/legs, but have not put them together yet. The seat doesn’t run in the traditional way most of the chairs run, but I still think it looks good. Hopefully I will be able to get out to the shop later and finish it. I will be posting a picture when it is do...

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Chair Repair

08-05-2009 10:22 AM by naomi weiss | 4 comments »

A few months ago, some friends asked me to repair some chairs. Here are some photos of the project, and hopefully, if i did it right, you will also find a more descriptive blog entry. OK, no, i did not do it right! Here is the link to the blog entry. Cheers!

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The Non-Electric Chair #15: Making the Chair (Fitting the Seat and Arms)

07-20-2009 01:07 PM by lethentymill | 10 comments »

I closed the shed in October last year and took the toolbox inside as I had no intention of working through the winter on this project – even though it was near completion. The cold damp air is not good for the wooden tools and they deserve better at this stage in their lives even if they have withstood worse in the past….. So Christmas passed, then January, February, March; finally in mid-April, I re -installed the toolbox and started work again. The frame of the chair was already glu...

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A quick 2x4 chair

07-19-2009 04:04 AM by Gary Fixler | 14 comments »

On July 3rd I threw together a chair to bring to the 4th party the following day. I decided to use up some scrap 2×4s. I had no plan, no chair experience, and about 5 hours time in which to make it, so I just sort of winged-it, inventing as I went. Here’s the test-fit of the cut pieces for which I used my miter saw and band saw. It looked somewhat chair-like, at least. I used countersunk deck screws and glue. I banged pieces around in the clamps to get everything exac...

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