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Project by Michael posted 08-04-2015 01:25 AM 1160 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My cousin is quite the quilter and although I appreciate that craft my skills with a crochet needle are limited to removing lures from gut hooked fish. Anyways, I googled various 12×12” quilt patterns and picked out designs that I felt were attractive. America was a no brainer, chess/checkers for fun, and tic tak toe just because. Species used include; poplar, white oak, red oak, American chestnut, bald Cyprus, eastern red cedar, black walnut, cherry, hard maple, and soft maple-fused by almost a quart of titebond II. Topped off with 5 coats of Varathane triple thick water based poly, in hindsight I should have wet sanded the final coat with 2000 grit to even out the brush marks. The white oak legs were cut from a slab of wood I plucked out of the Potomac a few years back. 48” x 48” top at 42” high.
Chairs: I have a supply of 6/4 white ash so it was a no brainer to build the structure from. 12 degree rake on the backrest, black walnut slats, all joints were mortise and tennon re-enforced with deck screws.
Overall I’m pleased with this build, I do my best to use only worked joints in my projects but there is several pound of steel in this for obvious reasons. If I were to do this again I would only use clear wood for the pieces, those knots caused me a lot of grief.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang





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#1 posted 08-04-2015 05:42 AM

Impressive project to say the least. Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 08-04-2015 11:17 AM

Wow! Great job.
Didn’t see the flag until you mentioned it.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 01:43 PM

I’m impressed! The knots may have been a grief, but. It adds interest. Again, nice job.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#4 posted 08-04-2015 04:27 PM

Kewl

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#5 posted 08-04-2015 04:28 PM

Michael, the are very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-04-2015 08:15 PM

great build

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#7 posted 08-04-2015 10:29 PM

That is awesome

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