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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #4: Marc Adams School, Day 3

10-12-2017 12:53 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

After cleaning up the parts with the ROS, I dry fit the back assembly to see how everything fit. With that much of the chair dry fit, we moved on to fabricating the angled side aprons. The first step is to lay out the mortises on the back and front legs. The front legs have an angled face that has not been cut yet, so the front face cant be used to locate the mortise. I must locate the mortise from the inside edge of the leg. To do this, I work out the location by laying out the ...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #3: Marc Adams School, Day 2

10-11-2017 01:41 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Today we continued to work on the components for the back leg assembly. After tracing the outline of the components on the sapele using the templates, I roughed out the parts on the bandsaw. There is a significant amount of bandsaw work just in the parts for the back assembly alone. The crest rail is the most time consuming part to make. The mortises for the floating tenons were made first using the multi-router, while the part was still square. Next, I affixed the template to the ...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #2: Marc Adams School, Day 1

10-10-2017 01:20 AM by TungOil | 6 comments »

Today was day one of the six day Gamble House side chair class at the Marc Adams school of Woodworking in Indiana. After 10 hours driving from Eastern Pennsylvania, I was happy to get a good night rest last evening and get started on this chair. Marc has a very large school and there are at least four classes going on simultaneously. Our instructor, Bob Lang, was asked to fill in for George Knutson who was unable to teach the class as originally planned. Bob was able to get the original...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #1: Material Preparation

10-06-2017 03:12 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

Now that my Thorsen inspired dining table is complete (you can see the BLOG here), it is time to turn my attention to a set of chairs. Since I have never built a chair, I decided to enroll in the Gamble House Side Chair class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana. Many will know the instructor, Bob Lang, who is not only a Lumber Jocks member but has authored several books and was editor of Popular Woodworking magazine for many years. The chair design is based on the side chairs in...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #27: Final Wrap Up

10-06-2017 01:38 AM by TungOil | 8 comments »

Now that this project is completed, I decided to tally up some totals: Board feet of Sapele used: 2494’ x 8’ sheets of 3/4” baltic birch plywood: 5Square feet of shop sawn veneer: 108Hours to complete (estimated): 500 Number of square ebony plugs: 142Number of ebony splines: 32Number of rectangular plugs: 22Quarts of finish used: 5Number of new router bits needed to make the joinery: 16 What worked well? The decision to finalize the design for the elliptical...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #26: Spraying the Tops and Installation

10-02-2017 02:55 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

With the bottoms of my table halves and leaves complete, I move on to finishing the tops. After spraying on a seal coat of EM6000 gloss I squeegee on a coat of Seal Coat grain filler. The Seal Coat dries quickly and sands easily to a fine white powder with a 400 grit Abranet disk. After sanding the grain filler, I apply 3 coats of EM6000 gloss to build a base to the finish. The gloss really brings up the pommelle grain in the sapele. I follow the gloss base coats with a sing...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #25: Finish Schedule Established and Start Spraying

09-25-2017 02:38 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Now that the grain filler has arrived, I prepare another test sample. After applying three coats of dye stain and a seal coat of EM6000 gloss I squeegee on three coats of Aqua Seal grain filler using an old hotel key card as a applicator. The Aqua Coat is a gel about the consistency of petroleum jelly and applies easily. It does lift the color some. A light sanding is required between coats to smooth. I allow the Aqua Coat 24 hour to fully dry then apply three coats of EM6000 gloss ...

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Making pistol crossbow

09-21-2017 05:57 PM by Viking Carpenter | 1 comment »

Made this pistol crossbow out of mahagony.View on YouTube

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #24: Testing Finish Options, Part 2

09-18-2017 02:00 AM by TungOil | 4 comments »

After determining that I had a corrosion issue with my older spray gun, I ordered a replacement. My original order was for a CAT HVLP gun, but I ended up ordering a DeVilbiss GFG-670 Plus conversion gun instead. While waiting for the new gun to arrive, I completed a few projects in preparation for spraying. First, I prepared a large batch of stain using General Finishes water based dye stain, mixed using Darrell Peart’s formula of 7 parts orange to 4 parts medium brown. I mixe...

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Garden Chair #1: Forms and arms

09-16-2017 04:12 PM by Steve Felsheim | 1 comment »

After a couple other projects, finally getting around to building 8 of the Garden Chair’s from FW magazine. They will be the matching set around the fire table I built earlier. Same wood, African Mahogany SORRY, i don’t know why the pictures are rotated. They are not that way on my machine, and don’t see a way to rotate them :( I just love this chair! Getting the forms built was pretty straight forward. I couldn’t get 1/2 ply to bend around the severe ...

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