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Morris Chairs #2: Rough cuts and leg glue ups

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Blog entry by Dave T posted 09-03-2009 03:04 PM 841 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Lumber purchased Part 2 of Morris Chairs series Part 3: Leg veneers and jointing »

I decided to go with the chair in Woodsmith Oct/Nov 2004.

Not too much exciting yesterday. All of the parts were rough cut and I started glueing up the leg blanks. I have 6 blanks glued and 2 more to go.

Here’s the rough pile for the legs
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Glue up
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And finally a stack of parts, this is where I left the shop yesterday.
Rough parts

On deck for today. Finiish the leg glues ups. Mill the veneer to hid the glue line on the legs, finish rough milling. We’ll see from there.

Thanks for reading.



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CaptainSkully

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#1 posted 09-03-2009 04:36 PM

Ah, the glue-up. I’m glad you’re veneering the legs. My bedroom suite has exposed laminations and although it looks pretty good, it could be better. I see you have the same hodge-podge of clamps from Harbor Freight that I do. Do you have a mortising machine, or will you be doing the mortises by hand?

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#2 posted 09-03-2009 04:51 PM

I do have a mortisng machine, but it’s not friendly to use so we’ll have to see how bad my arm aches after the first few mortises. A hodge podge of clamps is right, pipe clamps from Woodcraft and Pony and the F-style from Harbor Freight, but not nearly enough. That’s why I am only doing 2 legs at a time.

I really need to build another bench. Mine is a few 2X4’s slapped together with an old computer desk top from Ikea slapped on top. Not enough weight to it and I need more assembly room.

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