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    Some pictures of my projects

    Here are some pictures of my first Morris chair, my second blanket chest, and a night stand (my most recent project).

    I am most pleased with the table top. It was my first attempt at half lap miter joints. I cut them freehand with my Carcass saw.
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    thats some good hand work, how many practice cuts for the mitres dennis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau
    thats some good hand work, how many practice cuts for the mitres dennis?
    I started to say that I didn't do any practice cuts. That would not have been truthful; every cut I made before was practice. I've been working wood for 50 years. Only in the last three has it become my obsession.

    The secrets to the cross joints in this table are careful layout and proper sequence. I cut the mitered ends first, then removed (rabbited) the lower half of the board under the point. That gave me a hard edges to line up the two points on the cross piece. Mark the cross piece using the miters; then I removed the upper half of the longer cross piece with my trusty 1" chisel. The end result is that the boards cross at 90 deg. and the joints are pretty tight.

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    Shades of my childhood. Well we didn't have anything that looked like #6 and #7.

    That poor old leather and oak Morris chair sure did take a beating from a very active active child ages 0 through part of 5. The makers must have tuned into the motto that Larry keeps preaching, "If in doubt, build it stout."

    Enjoy and thanks for the pics,

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    That's impressive work Dennis
    So mote it be,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    That's impressive work Dennis
    ^ I agree...very nice!

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    That's some nice looking work, Dennis.

    Your nightstand design makes me wonder if I need to modify the design of a nightstand I've started. I was planning a fairly plain layout with three drawers. I like the open area on yours.
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    Nice work for sure.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley
    Shades of my childhood. Well we didn't have anything that looked like #6 and #7.

    That poor old leather and oak Morris chair sure did take a beating from a very active active child ages 0 through part of 5. The makers must have tuned into the motto that Larry keeps preaching, "If in doubt, build it stout."

    Enjoy and thanks for the pics,

    JimB
    I love Arts & Crafts furniture for a number of reasons. It's simple, staight line, blue collar furniture that is indestructable.

    The through M&T joints are about as close as you can come to making two pieces of wood into one.

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    Nice work Dennis.

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