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Here is my dining room suite the chairs were the problem when you are just working in your back yard with a limited number of tools. I made the table when I had my cabinet making business Took me a bit longer to make the chairs after I retired but I am pleased with the results Made from Local Timber JARRAH anf the main tool was the router not necessarily implanted in the router table but in the PLUNGE mode with the aid of template guides. I have asked the question before Do any others use template guides on a regulsr basis and what projects are completed? I have taught myself How to get more from my router as there are very little information available on using the guides.
Look forward to seeing some of other work produced with the guides.
Tom

-- Getting more from my router





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Splinterman

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#1 posted 1824 days ago

Hey Jarrah,
Real nice job…...well done.

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1824 days ago

Great looking table and chairs! You did a beautiful job on these pieces. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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patron

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#3 posted 1824 days ago

jarrah ,
exellent work on this ,
and in the yard , no less !

i have 6 different routers ,
and three different template guide sets .
i tend not to use them much ,
as the offset is to much trouble for the various different things i make .
i like to stick with 1/2 ” pattern bits ,
as i get a 1 on 1 piece with no offset , so don’t use the guides that much .
as the guides are made for specific router bases , it is to confusing to me to bother .

i think someday i will make my own base plates that use the same template guides,
then maybe i will use them more .

right now my shop is more a storage bin ,
the only work area i am using is the drop table on the table saw .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 1824 days ago

Great job. I am always envious of anyone who makes chairs.

On the pattern question. I use them as often as I can. I also use a pattern bit, a reverse flush trim bit. Sometimes I’ll even use it to make staight cuts. Anywhere I’d normally use a jig saw, I’ll make a pattern. I ruff cut it with a jig saw and finish it up with a pattern and a router.

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bigpops0259

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#5 posted 1824 days ago

Beautiful project. That’s one more project my wife wants. thanks for the ideas

-- Marty Ohio

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kjwoodworking

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#6 posted 1824 days ago

The table and the chairs look great.

I really like the chairs. I am using a miss matched set now and am thinking of using a design like yours.

-- Kirk H. -- http://www.kjwoodworking.com

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Innovator

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#7 posted 1824 days ago

Great looking set.

If possible could you post a closer picture of the chair detail?

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1824 days ago

Hey Tom
This set is so impressive very beautiful . I’m embarrassed when I think of all the tools I have and a decent shop and still think what I’m doing is such a challenge,when I see folks building wonderful works like this,outside on there patio or on there back yard picnic table and in plastic covered lean to’s, kudos to you all.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ben Kahmann

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#9 posted 1824 days ago

Fantastic looking dining room set. I’d be proud to have them in my house. Very well done Jarrah, very well

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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CaptainSkully

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#10 posted 1824 days ago

Very nice! I used router templates for the bistro table to form loose tenon joints. I used a template to make my Limbert Lamp Table, and I will be using the template I made two weeks ago for some camping chairs. After making my dining table, I will be using templates to make a set of chairs.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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