|Forum topic by Michael James||posted 04-23-2010 10:50 PM||2405 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-23-2010 10:50 PM
I’m considering building a Morris Chair for my next project. I’ve decided on cherry for sure as I love the look of some of the other cherry morris chairs I’ve seen. I thought I had picked a design – the AFDC Bow Arm Morris Chair, but I’ve run into an issue.
I have plans for both the Bow Arm and Spindle Arm and liked the bow arm for the arms (of course) and the slats rather than the thin spindles under the arms.
Here’s the issue – I really don’t have a reasonable (IMHO) way of resawing the cherry to get the 1/4” pieces for the arms. I thought about doing it in a similar fashion as done in the FWW video but my bandsaw doesn’t have the capacity for that cut. Next, I thought I could handsaw them after running them through the table saw to get the kerf but I don’t think the kerf will be big enough.
Anyway – I’m now leaning toward the more flat arms rather than bowed. I’m confident enough to make slats rather than spindles but can’t seem to figure out a way to get the bow arms.
So here’s my question – what are people’s thoughts on the straight arms? I know it doesn’t show as much skill, but I’m good with that for now. Are they comfortable? How about looks?
I couldn’t find any here in my searches.
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