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Lounge Chair-Part 2

January 23, 2013


After I was fairly satisfied with my drawing and templates, I started making the bending forms for the legs/stretchers and the arm rests that will be created with bent lamination.  Using my templates, I rough cut the forms in MDF and used a flush trim bit to make them match the template perfectly.  I was out of packing tape, so I used a little Alabama chrome to protect the surface from glue.

I selected a nice plank of cherry from my stock and began to layout my components for the best grain graphics.  Again, the templates are very helpful here.

Next I sliced thin 1/8th inch veneers for the legs/stretchers.  12 layers will get me 1 1/2″ thick.  I marked the stock with a triangle before re-sawing to keep the grain oriented.

I used Old Brown Glue hide glue to glue up the lamination.  The extended open time really helps with these glue ups and I find that the dried glue is not as hard on planer/joiner knives.

Finish Trestle Table Pics

January 23, 2013


I have been delinquent in posting pictures of the finished walnut trestle table.  I never really got any suitable photography done and now it has taken up its daily duty in our kitchen.   It’s been about a year since I finished it, and it has a few battle scars, but it still looks great and has even more character.

2013 is the year of the chair

January 7, 2013



I have a couple different chair ideas in mind to build this year, and we also need a new set for our dining room table I built over a year ago. So, I started messing around with this prototype on New Years day.  This is certainly a derivative of several other chairs I’ve seen in the past, but hopefully I will be able to put a little of my own spin on it.  Making a full scale drawing and then a rough prototype is so helpful in chair making.