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These pictures are not perfect but better. I need to buy a proper backdrop. One that i dont need to iron lol.. Here are the final pictures!

Spent 6.5 hours today shaping the transitions and sanding. Just applied a coat of oil on it. Not too shabby. I cant even begin to explain how these photos don't do it justice. Im kinda embarra

I don't seem to have alot to show for the 4 hours i spent working on this today! I did the horns and blended the headrest. I started by sculpting a cove on the back side of the headrest basically es

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Love the layout of all the parts on those big ass slabs. This is going to be fun to watch and seeing how much of that LV 1000$ is used for tools needed to build it. 

Actually I just checked the wish list and the full 1000$ will be used for stuff for this build. It adds up so fast! All this plus 15% tax brings me to just about 1000!!

 

 
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That bevel setter is a pretty cool gizmo. I must put that on my list of 1 million more tools to randomly purchase.

And you stole my never-ending bag of popcorn! ;)

Ya its a nifty little doohickey thats going to come in very handy for the chair. Lots of angled cuts! Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
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So my enthusiasm to start the chair got a kick in the nads when my wife reminded me that I said I would build a dress up wardrobe for the kids playroom. Ugh. Plywood and poplar to be painted. My wife will be painting it, I draw the line at building something out of plywood. 8723ba1c889a1abc2c8aa5297c875b9b.jpgdfb5ea26a9c159138565c19d8f9cc9de.jpg So yesterday I was able to get a couple hours here and there to get started on the chair. I rough cut all the parts. 17a0d8975a7e1f245c297a4f39f52b54.jpg 10' x 19" board and this is all that was left! This stuff is so nice I don't even want to put the cut offs in the wood stove pile! 972ff6dcf3fcae6bcf74ba8d479423c6.jpg I got the seat pieces milled up. Let me just say that this Honduran mahogany is the most amazing wood to mill. Its like pushing butter over the jointer. After messing with the boards and trying to get the perfect match with the top grain and the end grain this is what i came up with. 9475255e4904294e01ec84ce76a292bb.jpg3af506f9fdffdad0d72c1a7d3b687560.jpg Next step was coopering the seat. Three of the boards receive 3° bevels. So i set my bevel gauge to 3° with my nice new bevel setter. bec26c880f4a4897132c3451f2ef1c5f.jpg I decided to do the bevels on the jointer so I set the fence to 3° 8166f349b347718bbea711c531bb537e.jpg

Total of 5 passes on each edge gave me this. 4789a134c85ff30c9e6a3e6e2f2d478e.jpg Next was dominoing the boards. The top of the domino should be at 1/2"from the bottom but with the df700 the height was 3/4" so i put a 1/4" shim under the stock to lower the mortise. 59cf7070ff77960046e3238949746395.jpg

Next it was over to the table saw to cut the notches for the maloof joint. bb6e6bf486beaa1adaaedfa50507f716.jpg Now my favourite part. Getting to use the of2200! This router makes hand held routing fun. So i loaded up the rabbeting bit and secured my board. Ready to go! fe550e6918942e7906d0b1b4233932c9.jpg

For the sake of visibility i didnt put the dust shroud on the bottom of the router which made me have te wear a full face. This joint is cut with your face kinda down under the router to you can look up at what is going on. 9bcdbab88df0a2ce7f40245bcb5a6cd8.jpg Et voila! Maloof joint. d4dd62408c3f4b781db25f91dbc3618f.jpg4372e901e92c9d62ec5b4d3ff6827afc.jpg Now last step before glue up was bandsawing out as much of the seat as I could to reduce the amount of carving. Since the edges of the boards were beveled to 3° that means the bandsaw table needed to be tilted to 3°. 36f1ff517b394f400f7f706035ac63ea.jpg

After the scooping out 49bd6530f97a096a5fc734f7a53b62af.jpg637375745776fa423dcfe8168c443987.jpg All glued up and ready to be carved!! 6c2f8184c303dd046299945e7131e1a2.jpgc002ff4f5888b4d98618d5496f99a5da.jpg

I will have to wait a few days to continue as im waiting for my Lee Valley order to arrive with the carving disk. I cant wait to power carve this Mahogany!!!

I will keep a log of my time in each post so you guys can have an idea of around how long this process is ( for me atleast).  I have about 4 hours into this seat. So with the templates, rough milling and the seat im at about 7 hours total.

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The doctor outfit second from left and the associated doo dads in the drawer (stethoscope, syringe, eye checker) were my daughter's halloween costume this year :)

The progress looks outstanding.  Can't believe how much progress you've made already.  Obviously there's a ways to go, but you're really moving along.  Nice job man.  Oh, and that seat looks phenomenal.  Beautiful grain and color matching.

Nice work! 

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Wardrobe looks nice and I know it was a sidetrack but when the wife and kids are happy I am sure Daddy gets more shop time. Great progress on the rocker. I enjoy the detail you show in your journals.  Keep it coming

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Whoa! Looking very nice!!! 

Thanks Mel!

The doctor outfit second from left and the associated doo dads in the drawer (stethoscope, syringe, eye checker) were my daughter's halloween costume this year :)

The progress looks outstanding.  Can't believe how much progress you've made already.  Obviously there's a ways to go, but you're really moving along.  Nice job man.  Oh, and that seat looks phenomenal.  Beautiful grain and color matching.

Nice work! 

Lol! We have so many costumes we don't know what to do with them hence the wardrobe. 

Ya its a lot of progress compared to my usual pace!

Wardrobe looks nice and I know it was a sidetrack but when the wife and kids are happy I am sure Daddy gets more shop time. Great progress on the rocker. I enjoy the detail you show in your journals.  Keep it coming

Ya i am happy that they are happy. Kids will get A LOT of use out of that thing!!

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I noticed you did not fully surface the boards before rough cutting out the components.  I guess since every part will be shaped, carved and smoothed you don't need to mill it up first.  I am so accustomed to milling everything 4 square it would feel weird to but cutting all those shapes out of rough stock.  

Looks great.  I am glad you are using mahogany.  It will be nice to see the chair in a different species.  Most folks stick to walnut because that is what Maloof traditionally used.  

Ya it was especially weird cutting out the back legs in the rough. I kept second guessing myself because normally i would have cut that board square, then milled it and then cut the shape. But since nothing is square or straight on this chair it doesn't matter. I like it. I feel more Maloof style furniture will be in my future, assuming this one goes well. 

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Shane I love the seat grain, color configuration.  That thing is going to be amazing.  How is the pricing/availability of h. Mahogany up there in the frozen tundra?  Over here on the left coast, it is readily accessible at about $9/ bf in 8/4 

did you have access to any thicker stock for the crest rail? I think I remember Marc/ broc recommended 10/4 for that one piece.

 

nice job on the wardrobe also, my daughter has a dress up box that is overflowing so much the lid can't close.

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Shane I love the seat grain, color configuration.  That thing is going to be amazing.  How is the pricing/availability of h. Mahogany up there in the frozen tundra?  Over here on the left coast, it is readily accessible at about $9/ bf in 8/4 

did you have access to any thicker stock for the crest rail? I think I remember Marc/ broc recommended 10/4 for that one piece.

 

nice job on the wardrobe also, my daughter has a dress up box that is overflowing so much the lid can't close.

Thanks Brendon!

The board I am building the chair out of is 10/4 thick. Its was 13.50$ bd ft. The lumber yard where I bought it had 1000 bd ft in stock of 6/4. 8/4 and 10/4. I dont think any one else in this area has H Mahongany. Quite pricey but it is amazing wood and hopefully this chair will last a few generations!

That seat is going to be nice looking.

Oh and you need to make the mask photo your new profile pic...

Thanks Mike!

Good point. Profile pic changed!

Great progress on a very complex project.

 

Thanks Daniel!

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