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Stickley #369 Morris Chair #2: Frame Assembly and Through Tenons

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Blog entry by pintodeluxe posted 02-28-2014 06:28 PM 1562 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Leg Laminations and Angled Tenons Part 2 of Stickley #369 Morris Chair series Part 3: Slant Arms and Side Slats »

Here is where the project is at currently.

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Before I angle the top side rails, I mark the height of the small tenon.

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Then I trim away the excess tenon at the bandsaw.

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Fitting the small tenon into the back leg mortises.

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The joint looks a little peculiar at this point because the top rails have not been angled yet.

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With the frame dry fit I can measure the height of the side slats.

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With the repeater set up on my miter saw, I cut the 10 slats to the same length.

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Then slats are milled for tenons at the dado blade.

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Now it is time to cut the armrests. With a new blade on the bandsaw I cut the 7 degree taper for the armrests. Notice how two armrests are ganged together for extra stability as I make this freehand cut.

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Move the wedge from the top to the bottom of the armrest and glue it in place, smooth side to smooth side.

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While the glue was drying, I cut tenons on 8/4 stock for the back slats. Note how the tenons are offset.

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My last task of the day was to taper the upper side rails to 7 degrees. I thought the cut could be made with a tapering sled at the tablesaw, but realized doing so would have cut off part of the small tenon. So I decided to make the cut at the bandsaw with an angled block as a guide. I am leaving my upper side rails 1/4” wider than usual. This extra width will fit in a groove on the underside of the armrest (the WoodSmith Shop trick).

Next up will be fitting the armrests and through tenons.
Cheers!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush



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Douglas

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 08:39 PM

oh man, this is a bucket list project for me. It’s looking great. Can’t wait to see more!

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 09:54 PM

You go Willie. Good stuff all around.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 03:21 AM

I always see something new and worthwhile. Thank you for sharing!

-- Art

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 11:42 PM

Nice progress!

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 11:49 PM

Looks great so far.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 01:20 PM

Interesting reading watching this come together Willie.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 07-30-2014 08:15 PM

You are a rockstar. What an awesome blog.

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