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Final finishing went smoothly. It was a nice change to shift from production woodworking to finishing. I don't know when or how the chairs got banged around so much but there were a LOT of dents I nev

It's been a while in the making and it's about time that I started a Journal for this build. This is going to be a combination of Dining Chair Builds and a small part of Rocker builds. I've been chatt

Seat carving process has started and it is going a LOT faster than I thought it would. I was able to get the first seat done in 4 hours and that wasn't overlapping glue drying time. If I do other oper

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1 hour ago, Chestnut said:

I'm quite glad I built my workbench ... It has been an invaluable tool.

I can't believe how many years I worked with out a good bench and now I think it is the first thing you should build in the way of shop furniture.

The chairs are looking good.

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I am impressed with the nesting fit, but it always surprises me when somone says something like:  

On 2/2/2020 at 9:10 PM, Chestnut said:

Next up I have to figure out the joinery for the angled side rails and then figure out a good way to streamline the joinery for the side rails front legs, and front rail.

I'd be concerned that I'd build myself into a corner, but I'm guessing you have a couple of methods up your sleeve.  

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On 2/2/2020 at 7:10 PM, Chestnut said:

I have 3 sweeping left and 3 sweeping right. I figure this will tie the asymetrical chairbacks together well when they are set around the table.

This should keep the fiancé happy also.

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10 hours ago, Chestnut said:

All the chair backs are done and stacked in a safe place. The nested backs are oddly satisfying to look at so I thought I'd share another picture.

 

I can understand your sense of satisfaction, you have a neat design that you envisioned years ago and you are building chairs. As a self proclaimed chair junkie by @Mark J, nothing is more satisfying than building chairs. Maybe I'm reading to much into your comment or maybe you are feeling the first symptoms of chair addiction. 

Things are looking great with the chairs and congrats!

 

 

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3 hours ago, Bmac said:

I can understand your sense of satisfaction, you have a neat design that you envisioned years ago and you are building chairs. As a self proclaimed chair junkie by @Mark J, nothing is more satisfying than building chairs. Maybe I'm reading to much into your comment or maybe you are feeling the first symptoms of chair addiction. 

Things are looking great will the chairs and congrats!

I'm really excited to be done with the chairs but not because I'm not enjoying building them. The build is satisfying, maybe it's because there have been breaks in the middle maybe it's because it's been a plan and idea I've had for so long. What ever the reason I don't feel myself rushing through aspects like I sometimes do. I am nervous to get into sculpting seats. I do think that having a template started will help make that easier. I'm tempted to make a profile template for pee-sculpting the first center board of the seat as well.

I have a LOT of projects on the to do list that I'm excited to get started on.

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10 hours ago, duckkisser said:

im loving the cat tail cut outs feel like there needs to be one easter egg on one of the chairs of a frog climbing up a leg inlayed into the wood.  but that's just me like doing inlays

Thanks. That is an awesome idea. I've never done inlay before and I have no idea how I'd do a frog. I don't know that I'll get to it now but there is nothing stopping me from trying to do that in the future. My honest thought would be to make the frog from veneer and then attach it onto the leg or some where.

9 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

Dang, Duck - that is a splendid idea! Let's all nag Drew until he does the inlay, I'd really love to see it! Maybe a dragonfly on the cattail for head of the table? A different 'easter egg' on each chair would be awesome, but I doubt Drew needs anything else to slow him down right now! :D

I just got another mass of furniture thrown on my to do list. One of these days I'm going to get around to some of the fun projects i have ideas for. Dragonfly idea is spot on though. I see them and damsel flies on cattails often.

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10 hours ago, Coop said:

Haunched tenons come to mind on the jointery . I sure like the chair back design! 

Yes I did think about haunched tenons and my thought was I wanted 1 joint stronger than the other so I was ok with the front rail connection being short and wide. Also the haunched tenon would add a bit of complexity that I was unsure how it would impact the glue up. Right now i can get the chair together using just regular wood glue.

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2 hours ago, duckkisser said:

believe there is a old video on the woodwisperer main page on how to do inlays 

There is I've watched it quite a few times. I've also watched some from other creators. Some day I will do inlay that's one of those fun projects I want to undertake but just don't have the leeway to do so. I want to inlay the logo for my favorite athletic team into something. Either a table top or like the back panel of a gun rack or finishing rod rack or something.

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10 hours ago, Chip Sawdust said:

@Chestnut I love the cattail design! I may want to steal it.... I wish I was that creative.

You're doing excellent work, as usual. I’ve been following and figured I better post here so I don’t lose track! 

Steal away. I got the idea from a commercial furniture piece but improved on it. Their idea was too simple and could have been missed easily.

I was planning on having all 6 chairs glued together last night but ended up having to work a 15 hour day... :(

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