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Morris Chairs #6: Update for the last few days

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Blog entry by Dave T posted 09-13-2009 05:03 AM 886 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Since my last post I’ve gotten a couple of maintenance tasks accomplished. A crude, but temporarily functional router table was tuned up (made sure flat and insert plate was level) and sharpened a couple of my chisels. Thursday, I got the router table clamped to the table saw and flush trimmed the leg veneers. Here’s my temporary router table. Eventually I am going to build Norm’s router table, but in the meantime…
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Next I cut all the front leg blanks to final size.
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Next was cutting the back leg blanks. These I had to leave a little long because the tops are arngled to meet the arm. So squared them up and left them long.
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Next up the front legs needed tenons. Mounted a dado blade in the table saw and cut the tenons. Here’s the result.
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On to the back legs. Not overly difficult, but multiple steps and angles. First angle the miter gauge and setup a stop attached to the rip fince. This will define the first shoulder of the angled tenons.
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Once all the first shoulders on each piece was cut I swung the miter gauge in the other direction to define the second shoulder.
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To conclude Thursdays’ session I cut the back legs to final length. Today I started the side lower rail mortises. First was layout, got that pretty well under control. I setup my mortisers, but came across an issue. When I put my half inch chisel in, I could not get the chuck tight enough. In the oak it just could not keep a hold on the drill bit. The arm action on it, is not easy or fluid like it should be. The spring on the arm is strong and I couldn’t do more than 2 cuts with it. If I hadn’t gotten this from my dad’s shop I would be chucking it in the dumpster. Maybe I can refurb it one day. Here’s the mortiser.
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In comes the drill press and forstner bit.
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After some chisel work on these mortises here is where I stopped for the day.
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More shop time tomorrow!



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#1 posted 09-13-2009 05:07 AM

Looks like it is coming along quite nicely…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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