chairs old style

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Project by woodtag777 posted 04-09-2010 10:04 PM 1497 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Well its been a long time since my last post, life has a way of getting in the way. I made these to match a 150 yr old table. So I use almost no glue and the only screws are the ones that hold the seat on. Through mortise w/wood pins. Used devils wedges in the rest of the hidden mortise’s. That was a little tricky until I figured it out. this project took WAY LONGER than I would have thought. 2 1/2 months. Would have liked to fumed them. client said no, oh well one of my own will do. Was a lot of fun building something unique and a real challenge. Did about 2 months of research before I even bought wood. it is all red oak (matching table of course). Any way, I thought I would share. I also used almost all hand tools to get a feel of how they used to do it, I have a real appreciation for the old ways. I do like all my power tools though, sooooo much faster. But, I now know and respect old furniture that much more, I mean WOW!

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 04:34 AM

Found this while looking at past projects. Wow! I find it hard to believe that no one commented on this after ~360 views. This is quite an accomplishment – impressive design! (A belated) Thanks for sharing!

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