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    Looks like soon I'll be able to show something for my self!

    Ordered 500bf of wood this morning!

    300bf of maple, and 200bf of poplar. The maple is for a dining room table and chairs, the poplar will be for making templates, practice, etc...

    This is the general idea of what I'm going to make. A Nice sturdy table with some chairs and a bench. Why a bench? Because it's what the wife wants

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    Just gotta scramble and try and get it done before company comes for thanksgiving
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    you are joking on the time frame right???? if not you been watchun allen to much
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    Well, I doubt I'll get the chairs done by then, but I'm hoping to at least get the table together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    you are joking on the time frame right???? if not you been watchun allen to much

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    better get a move on brent, turkey day will be here before you know it...

    don't forget the pics
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    Guess I need to do less of this

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    And a little more reading of Allens threads to get me motivated!!!!!
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    Looks like thats going to be a nice project. I am in the process of building 10 dining chairs in a similar style to yours. I started late spring and they're still not done. I steam bent and glue laminated the rear legs to save wood. With the amount of curve in the legs I would have wasted a lot of wood if I would have just cut them out of 2x6 oak.

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    Thats maybe 1-2 week project so whats the problem with making it all by thanksgiving..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Black View Post
    I am in the process of building 10 dining chairs in a similar style to yours.
    Zoiks!!!!! That's a lot of chairs!

    I ordered all of the maple in 8/4 rough, so I should be able to work it up however I want it. I'm hoping that I can layout a bunch of the legs on a few pieces of wood and bandsaw them out. I've got plans for jigs to make routing the mortises and stuff.

    I do plan on working out the kinks on some borg bought pine first, so I might get a start this weekend on that. I really don't think the table will be that hard. Toughest part will be getting the top glued up and flat.

    We've been using my wifes grandmothers old duncan phyfe table for years, and while it's ok, it's really not our style, or all that sturdy anymore.

    It's fine for the two of us, but our mismatched chairs makes it a little awkward when company comes over...

    I suppose I'll do a build thread on this. Should be interesting on delivery day....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    It's fine for the two of us, but our mismatched chairs makes it a little awkward when company comes over...
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    I know what you mean, I built a nice big table a few years ago but not chairs. All of the chairs we are using are falling apart or are metal folding chairs and there are not enough of them, hence the 10 chairs. It definitely would have been easier to just cut them out on the band saw but I was on a very limited stash of white oak so I had to get creative. Hope to see some pics when you are finished.

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