got my oak mixed up

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Project by eddie posted 05-27-2013 02:55 AM 2649 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

last summer i made some folding stick chairs and worked but they never would fold up flat ,and all ways end up with connections showing on the side , saw this set of plans in woodcraft magazine and studyed it for a while and couldnt see how they were held together so ordered the plans now i feel like a dumba@# so simple ,the plans were nice ones , the spacer are a must to fold smothly and flat . dont think ill do another in oak , these were cut and put together to see the fit its a ruff cut with some lite sanding and golden oak stain ill keep it but its to high to sell around here to sell in theses hard woods. thou i know white oak makes a lot of paddles ,and have seen old crawfish net with white oak frames and held up good in humid weather here , cypress is the wood down here its not real high and holds up out side ,this was the first time to fool withe while oak . i picked it up at the lumber yard and set the red next to it they got slung around in the back of the truck on the way back it was only six r seven boards thought i had them sorted out but my eyes aint what they used to be :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 03:03 AM

Well Eddie….that White Oak chair is looking good and it will last a long time…...that’s a sweet one for sure…..No Regrets….Rock on….

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 03:14 AM

thanks Jeff

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 03:16 AM

look to the ends of the boards
(cut the end fresh if necessary)

white oak is tight

red oak has little water channel holes in it

-- 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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#4 posted 05-27-2013 03:21 AM

thanks David now i know ,

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 12:07 PM

Oak is the wood of choice up here, both red and white. Come on up, bring a load of cypress with ya and I’ll trade ya a load of oak…..

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 02:01 PM

Great lookin foldin’ sittin’ thingies!!!

I’ll offer the same deal as Mary, err Marty!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 02:31 PM

Cool Chair, great job. Is it comfortable?

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 03:35 PM

Looks great Eddie!! Wouldn’t hurt to mix that oak chair among the cedar or cypress chairs to see if it would sell. Some folks prefer the oak even though it’s prices higher. Wouldn’t hurt to try.

-- Nancy Antley

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#9 posted 05-27-2013 03:56 PM

thanks Marty and Randy if i ever make it up that way ill bring a load of cycpress

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#10 posted 05-27-2013 04:00 PM

buckeyetd its is very comfortable , if you make one go with the plans there free but you can buy a set for 5 buck well wort the five but use the spacers and the wooden dowels to hide the wire , thats a 1/4 deep hole with a 1 ’’ Forster bit .

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#11 posted 05-27-2013 04:06 PM

thanks Nancy,i have one out there but its the pine and cypress that sell can make them so much cheaper but myself i want the white oak it seems to be the strongest and to me much pretter wood ,i found a old boat white oak paddle on the river been on the banks for a while few year at least other then the edges on the fin it go to go looks ruff but it will still work as a paddle

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#12 posted 05-27-2013 11:55 PM

That is looking sweet.
No regrets for this one. Looks great.

But what happened to the wall switch in the yellow room? (just kidding)


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#13 posted 05-28-2013 01:00 AM

That white oak may have been a mistake but it turned out just beautiful. I agree: keep it for yourself. You deserve it!

I am looking forward to using some of the cypress I sawed but have never worked with it. One of my tall folding chairs will be my first cypress project. What do you finish cypress with?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 05-28-2013 01:25 AM

Wonderful chair, Actually, I would keep it also

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 05-29-2013 05:41 AM

lol Steve that one of those projects im waiting for the electrican

Andy when you stain the cypress test it on some scrap as it hends to make stains darker

thanks Norman , its a keeper even if it is a mixed up chair :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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