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Project by yellowtruck75 posted 03-22-2014 04:01 PM 1525 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Set of 8 Sam Maloof inspired dining chairs.

2 tiger maples, 2 cherry, 2 black walnut, & 2 straight maple. 6 captain chairs and 2 armless chairs (not pictured).





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tinnman65

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#1 posted 03-22-2014 04:25 PM

Very nice, that had to be a lot of work! You must be a blackbelt with a rasp after all that work:)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 03-22-2014 04:37 PM

I have a set of Two of the Walnut chairs In Process…
I got hung up… getting hit by sawdust in lungs…
Real Gun Shy to sand it anymore…

I have to figure a better way to sand, etc.

Lungs are better! Thank God!

Nice bunch of chairs you made! :)

What kind of sanders, etc. do you use for dust control?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 03-22-2014 05:01 PM

Excellent, Top of the line, great work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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R_Stad

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#4 posted 03-22-2014 05:18 PM

Great work – quantity and quality. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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yellowtruck75

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 05:51 PM

Tinnman – a good set of Liogier rasps is the secret, great investment.

Joe – Festool Rotex RO90 with a Mini dust collector works great. I also wear alot of dust masks.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 03-22-2014 06:00 PM

Excellent job. These are on my list as well.

Joe, get the best dust mask you can afford. Woodworking is wonderful, but protect your lungs.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Nitreug

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#7 posted 03-22-2014 06:53 PM

I would love to see the armless chairs. I’m looking myself in the next couple of years at building a table with a set of maloof style chairs and I haven’t seen many maloof style armless chairs so I’d love to see what you did.

Great work!

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jinkyjock

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#8 posted 03-22-2014 09:01 PM

Stunning! Particularly love the Walnut.

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 03-22-2014 09:07 PM

all of the chairs look fabulous

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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wood_maestro

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#10 posted 03-22-2014 09:32 PM

Beautiful work. mine took only 6 months to make for a set of four, I can only imagine the amount of work that you put in these.

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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SteveGaskins

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#11 posted 03-22-2014 10:14 PM

Excellent build on the chairs. I love them all. Also on my bucket list.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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gsimon

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#12 posted 03-22-2014 11:15 PM

beautiful chairs – great work!

-- Greg Simon

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 03-23-2014 12:10 AM

Those are all just beautiful. You certainly have mastered the Maloof style chairs and rockers.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 03-23-2014 01:19 AM

Monte Pittman and yellowtruck75

I am using THIS 3m Mask... With THESE Filters...

I think my main problem(s) were:

1. My vacuum hose to the sander was NOT very good.

2. When done, I took the Mask OFF TOO SOON.

Is this a good mask / filter to use?
I tried to get the best I could find.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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iminmyshop

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#15 posted 03-23-2014 01:45 AM

wow! Enjoy them!

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