Popular Post SadDonkey Posted January 5, 2021 Popular Post Report Share Posted January 5, 2021 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 enjoying this woodworking stuff! I especially enjoy how...humbling...it can be. Anyway, my next big project is the Morris Chair. I picked up Marc's course and watched it 4 times. I like the design, but wanted to make it just a little different, so I went searching online for some ideas. I found some old Stickley Catalogs online and saw a picture of this great Recliner, I think it was called the Tsuba. I decided to try my luck. It's significantly different from the course though. I was originally going to wing it, just trying to slightly modify what I saw in the course. That lasted about an hour. Then I decided I had to model it up. So, I fired up fusion 360 and spent a week building it. This is what I came up with. It's got lots of stuff I've never done. Bent lamination, splayed legs. Through tenons coming off of splayed legs. Cloudlifts. More cloudlifts. Tenons coming off of angled side rails. I'm going through the same order of procedures that Marc uses and trying to predict where I'll need to change the procedure. I've already pretty much given up on doing the through tenons. They look great, but I am nearly 100% sure I would screw them up enough to make it look crappy. Beyond that, I guess I'll post pictures as I go along, in case anyone is interested. I'd be really happy if anyone has some advice for me. Particularly with regards to pitfalls to avoid or anything else that comes to mind. Best wishes to everyone and happy new year! Don't lose any fingers! Will 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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