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Project by TCCcabinetmaker posted 951 days ago 1238 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much to tell, I’ve made lots of benches, book cases, cabinets, dressers night stands, and chests, but this is probably the first chair like that I’ve made. It’s made of hickory, Which I found a stencil and traced onto, then carved with my recipricating chisel, then stained the carving with a cabot ebony stain, allowing it to pool, sanded it again and added a fruitwood stain then sealed and topcoated with lacquer. Normally I sketch the carving on, but I wanted to find some more “architectural like” stencils and save the time of hand laying out and sketching. I do not really love this stencil, but it worked I guess.

The legs had to be glued up because apperently one can not buy hickory in more than 4/4 in my area, the legs are through mortised on the outside and stop mortised on the other side. The only fasteners in this piece are the ones holding the top on.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.





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Bagtown

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#1 posted 951 days ago

Nice Job.
Looks good and sturdy.
What are the dimensions of the legs? I’m guessing 1.5” x 1.5”?

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#2 posted 951 days ago

yes, the legs are 1 1/2×1 1/2. The cross members are 13/16×2 and the finished dimensions are 11 1/2×11 1/2×30. I did not think tapers would look right at this dimension.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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DLCW

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#3 posted 951 days ago

I find I have the same problem getting thicker hickory here as well. I did find an supplier that can get 8/4 skip planed to 1 7/8” so you can’t get a true 8/4” finished piece. But at least I can do a 1 3/4” finished piece after removing all the chunks taken out by the mill planer..

Great job on the stool!

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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KOVA

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#4 posted 950 days ago

UNA OBRA DE ARTE!!!! BUENOS ENSAMBLES, BUENOS CORTES, IMPECABLE TERMINACIÓN :-)
A WORK OF ART!! GOOD ASSEMBLY, good cut, FLAWLESS END :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#5 posted 950 days ago

There are plenty of flaws, I just know how to make them hard to find ;)

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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Ron Harper

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#6 posted 512 days ago

Nice work.

-- Ron in Kokomo

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