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    Adirondack chair

    I always wanted to make a couple of these chairs. I figured that the ipe would be the perfect wood. I found the plan in a magazine. The joints were sliding dovetails and tenons. I didn't think I could manage because the wood was so hard. I opted for dowels. Lots of them. I had to sharpen the drill bit after ever 20 holes. It's amazing how hard a wood can be. I seem to have a allergy to the dust, which is very fine and coats everything. Over all I am very happy with the results. I like working from a plan much better as I find it makes the work flow much better.







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    Gene

    Great job! Did you do the gate as well?

    Jay

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    I did the gate last week. It's also out of the same bunch of ipe. I still have enough left to build a few more things.

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    If I'd've gotten that smile after making one, I wouldn't've stopped at two!

    The chairs and the gate both look really nice. What kind of finish did you apply?

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    Good looking chairs! That ipe should last for ever! I have a couple more I'm making out of cedar.

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    Mark , I didn't want to fool around with anything that would peel off so I just used a natural oil finish by miniwax. It brought out the grain and went on easy.

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    Very nice. I like the style and will definetly put a couple on the list of must haves.

    BTW the color of the chair on the right is very close to what heart Rimu looks like when its finished and probably just as hard. Which is how the new benchtop will look.
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    Those look fantastic!

    I don't imagine they would get blown around in a wind either
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    Wonderful!! I like both the chairs and the door.

    BTW You just bought a dowelmax jig and you were eager to use it weren't you??
    Best regards,
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    Very nice, Gene. The chairs go great with the gate. (I made a similar gate many years ago in high school.) And as Mark pointed out, it looks like the "client" is happy with the results.
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