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  1. Here are a few dimension drawings from Fusion360, one of the front leg and one overview of the chair. Looking at the way the tenon was planned, I was concerned that parts of it could chip off. The tenon was designed to pass through the arm perpendicularly, which required the tenon to not follow the direction of the grain. The leg leans backward by a few degrees, so in order for the tenon to pass perpendicularly through the horizonal arm, the tenon needed to exit the top of the leg at an angle from the wood fibers. That would leave a bit of it unsupported at the top because of the lean. Be
  2. Mick, I see what you mean about the grain direction. It really seems to flow around the chair. Well thought-out, for sure. I have the same weak feeling in my bowels about no bottom stretcher on the ottoman. I think I will add one to the design. The picture I based it off of didn't have one, but.... My kids are very active, lol. As a side question, are you happy with that Hammer A3? Hammer is really big over here, though pricey. I've had my eye on the 12 inch Jet helical head for this spring. Have you had any experience with it?
  3. Mick and Chet, that's a fantastic idea with the through tenons. I think I'll use that! I'm just not that confident in my ability to cut a perfect angled through mortise through the arm. Since the leg is splayed, the tenon will cross through the plane of the arm at about 6° from perpendicular. I could hand cut it, but having only done a few through angled through mortises to date, it seems a pretty big risk of screwing it up. To use a jig, I'd have to make some kind of shim, I think, to get the angle right. The cap idea would let me cut the mortise and use a faux top cap to get a perfect f
  4. Hey Hunter, I'm Will. I'm American too. I live up near Hannover. I thought I was the only one! I haven't found any schools teaching in English over here.
  5. So, I've been woodworking for just about 2 years now. I built myself a shop in my basement that I've managed to outfit pretty well. I'm American, but I live in Germany, so I don't have access to many of the accoutrements of the US-woodworking lifestyle (read: no dado blades, etc.). So far, I've built a snazzy desk based on a video by Canadian Woodworks that turned out great. I built myself a Roubo-Bench based on Marc's awesome course. I decided to put endcaps on both ends with dovetails. I was even lucky enough to go to LA for a week with my father and do a class with William Ng. I'm really en