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    new chairs, and one goes to the fair, 6 of 9

    the morris chairs needed replacing, so i figured out a design based on the design of the couch that i built. it will be made of red oak, which we picked up today. next saturday school will be in session, as one of the guys from my wife's church wants to learn how to make furniture. i figured this would be a nice, easy way to start.
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    got some more time in on the chairs today. laid out as many of the parts as possible, and found that i'm going to need a few more boards. got the parts rough cut, and started the planing. only got just so far though, after almost 6 hours in the shop i decided that it was time to call it a day.
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    Darren

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    dano before you get far on this chair i would suggest making a rough protp type to see how it sits looks to boxy to me and the judges might be doing there judging on that part as well?
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    at the beginning stages of the design of these chairs, my wife wanted something similar to our couch. the idea was inspired by some of stickley's craftsman chairs that i had seen, and resized the design of the couch to that of a chair.
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    another 5 hrs of planing the boards today. down to a touch less than 7/8" now. no stopping until i hit 3/4".....
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    after another several hours of planing boards, they are a touch under 1/16" from being 3/4". can anyone use 2 big bags of the finest red and white oak shavings?
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    i think i found a way to get rid of the shavings. they can be used in mushroom growing. dropped an email to a local mushroom grower. if they can use it, they can have it.
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    Sounds like a plan. I know my FIL give his to his brother for horse bedding too (which probably ends up at the mushroom farm too ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Sounds like a plan. I know my FIL give his to his brother for horse bedding too (which probably ends up at the mushroom farm too ).
    And after the mushroom farmers are done with it they truck it down here where we pay $27/yard as organic garden soil amendment.

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