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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2778 days ago 2657 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our neighbor up at our cabin found some short pieces of cedar poles that the loggers left at their logging site, so he kindly donated them to me.

He knew that I had purchased a “Logman Tenon Maker” from “Rockler Hardware” last year. It works quite well. It requires the use of a large router, & it has templates to cut 5/8”, 1”, 1 1/2”, 2”, & 2 3/4” tenon’s. Once the router is adjusted properly, you don’t have to reset your router when changing templates. It’s almost like playing with “Tinker Toys”, like when I was a kid.

I made him 2 benches as a gift of thanks for giving me the logs, & I also made a bench & a rocking chair for my “Sweetheart”.

The name “Bairbre” is the Irish name for Barbara.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2571 days ago

Dick this is an AMAZING rocking chair. Oh how I wish I had one of these in my backyard.
Once again I am in awe of your talents.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2571 days ago

Thanks Debbie
Now that you own a router, you can get yourself a tenon maker, & make lots of things if you have a source for wood. It’s something you can do outdoors in the summertime.You can even use tree branches that people haul to the local land fills . I bought my Tenon Maker at Rockler.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bill

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#3 posted 2571 days ago

Nice job Dick. Did you hand carve the rocker rails (it looks like it from your second picture)?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2571 days ago

Thanks Bill
No I used my jig saw. I had to cut them twice, because the first time I had too large of a radius. It didn’t rock properly.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 2571 days ago

It’s a hobbit chair.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2571 days ago

I made it kind of small, but it fits my Sweety fine. It’s almost like the three bears story.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2571 days ago

oh no.. now i have to buy something else?? Will it ever end!!!????

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2570 days ago

That’s the Trials, & Tribulations _of a woodworker. LOL_

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2570 days ago

that would be ” Trial$ and Tribulation$”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2570 days ago

More like Buying & Crying!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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shack

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#11 posted 2570 days ago

Outstanding Dick Thats a great chair.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 2570 days ago

Dick, do you have any pictures of you using that tool that you have put on my list of things to buy?
How does it work?

oh never mind—they have a video!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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JTRid43

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#13 posted 2570 days ago

Now this is truly unique work. Nice job. This is some kind of master piece. I love the rustic looks because it is always unique. No two pieces of wood are the same. Not just grain but the shape of the branch or the texture. I know of one guy who does this kind of work and I was so impressed with it. Very nice Dick. Very nice.

-- In His Grip,

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niki

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#14 posted 2570 days ago

Dick, in one word, Beautiful

I never did such a work but I admire you. OK, I do panel gluing, chest of drawers, coffee table etc, etc but here, you just took the nature and put it as it is in your balcony (that is made the same), very nice and I think that it’s more difficult…for the coffee table, I have the machines and jigs to make the work for me…

niki

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2570 days ago

Thanks everyone,
Here’s a Video of the Tenon Maker in action.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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