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Thread: Kudos and Gratitude

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Butte Montana which is 1/2 way between Purgatory and Heaven

    Kudos and Gratitude

    I offered a simple plan to the forum without any idea of the response it would have, and to be honest I'm completely surprise of the interest it has generated.

    I quickly realized that I made a commitment that I didn't know if i could fulfill, mainly because of my computer abilities, or lack of, and my physical limitations.

    But lo and hold other forum member volunteered to assist in the distributing and to help in preparing the plans. Without their help I would of had to disappear in embarrassment and a whole lot of "egg on my face"

    I guess this is why you decided to call the forum Family Woodworking. This is a family in the true sense of the word.

    My thanks and gratitude to all that spoke up and especially to Don Baer who has literally taken this project in hand to assure it's success.

    A couple of hints on the construction - the slot on the back of the seat, don't cut this until you cut the the slot on the back and install the seat. You will want the edge of the slot fairly close to the back so the seat fits fairly tight, but not so tight that the key cannot be inserted or removed by the kids.

    Watch the slot on the front of the sides. This is the slot that the seat slides into. If it's to sloppy, or loose, when you lift the chair by the hand slot on top of the back, the back will lift out of the top slots of the sides.

    The piece under the seat, it spans from side to side, should be so that the top fits fairly close to the seat. This also helps keeping the chair sturdy when lifting by the back.

    The sequence of assembly is,
    Take the sides and install the back.
    Put the piece under the seat,
    Slide in the seat and put in the key to lock in place.
    Take it apart switch sides, rotate the seat and back 180 degrees and make sure they will go together. When I make 5 or 10 chairs I make sure i can take any part from any chair and it will go together. You give more than one chair per household, if they're not different colors the parts must be interchangeable.

    Remember they are for kids, sand paper is cheaper than band-aids.

    Thank you for allowing me to become a member

    Jiggs Elphison

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Thank you for your contibion. I am glad i can help.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggs Elphison View Post
    ...............I guess this is why you decided to call the forum Family Woodworking. This is a family in the true sense of the word................

    Thank you for allowing me to become a member

    Jiggs Elphison
    You are correct in the first place but not the second

    THANK YOU Jiggs for becoming a member and for sharing your ideas and plans with all of us.

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    jiggs you are what makes this forum what it is... folks giving themselves or knowledge freely to one and all. thanks for being a part of it.
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Jiggs, I know the feeling, this place is just amazing as well as the folks in it!!! We appreciate your kindness in sharing, I look forward to building one for my grandson. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


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