I'm embarking on what is likely to be the slowest recorded Morris Chair build.
Several weeks ago I went out to Long Island and picked up some White Oak from Allen Levine. Since that time I have been shuffling the lumber around my shed and garage waiting for the plans to arrive.
I'm using the Wood Magazine plan and started today.
I rough cut one of the boards and proceeded to spend a good bit of the afternoon planing the rough cut oak do to 3/4" for the 3 part lamination of the legs. The oak is just a little too thin to get the 2-1/4 inch thickness in 2 thicknesses.
I have cut the stock for the 4 legs (12 - 3/4 x 2-1/4 x 23 pieces) and have glued up the first leg.
My Grizzly portable planer got quite the workout. White oak is hard and heavy. Pic #1 is the contents of my chip collector after all the surfacing was completed.
Pic #2 is the first leg glued up and clamped. I have to round up my C-Clamps - these F-Clamps are a little too long for a 2-1/4" glue up.
Pic #3 is some of the other stock for the rest of the chair. This is the wifes side of the garage, so I had to shuffle the lumber around today. The stock is 1-1/8 to 1-1/4 rough cut with some cupping.
The plan requires a lot of 1/2" stock - I'm going to need to do a rough resaw of the lumber before planing. Brute forcing 1/2 of the stock into chips is too tough on my little planer. My cheesy Craftsman band saw is going to like that task either.
Anyway - I'm on my way with this project. . .