Maple Settle

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Project by woodchip100 posted 10-22-2007 05:35 AM 1316 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a settle I made from a NYW plan. Solid Maple except for the panels. This was a real challenge for me. The maple has very hard plus the plan called for a molding that I had to make in two steps. Something I had never done before.

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#1 posted 10-22-2007 05:37 AM

This is very good Woodchip. You did very well. Thanks for sharing.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 10-22-2007 06:15 AM

It looks great and you did really a really nice job.

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#3 posted 10-22-2007 06:28 AM

Nice work! Did you turn the posts that support the arms?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 10-22-2007 06:53 AM

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. I am not sure how to or if I can reply to the questions.

About the front legs / posts, I don’t own a lath so I asked a friend near Northgate to turn them for me. That is about the only tool he owns. I did the rest including the mortise and tenon work, and chamfering. I thought I was doing something wrong until I realized why everyone asked why I used Maple. They thought I was crazy because of how hard it is.

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#5 posted 10-22-2007 09:11 AM

Oh – another Seattlite I see! Did you use hard or soft maple? Also, where did you get your wood from?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 10-22-2007 02:23 PM

really nice job

-- Spread love with our work

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#8 posted 10-22-2007 02:34 PM

Very pretty!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 10-22-2007 06:19 PM

This is a beautiful piece.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 10-22-2007 09:58 PM

Nice, solid looking piece!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#11 posted 10-23-2007 12:30 AM

Very nice

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 10-29-2007 10:37 PM

I like it! very colonial! Nice Job!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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