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More pub chairs – day 1

Well the prototype pub chair seems to have been acceptable to the family so I have at least two more to build. Hopefully these two will go faster than the first. I have learned a few things that I hope to implement this time around.

My prototype

My prototype

Left-over pieces from the prototype & new templates

Left-over pieces from the prototype & new templates

The first thing I did was create templates of the curvy pieces. I also salvaged a few left-over chunks from the last chair that will be usable on these two. Then I pulled some more wood from my pile of quarter-sawn white oak. Making sure, this time, not to pull any grey pieces.

My pile of rough-sawn wood

My pile of rough-sawn wood

Re-sawing on the table saw

Re-sawing on the table saw

After ripping my boards down to the rough width, I started resawing the boards on the table saw. I could just plane them down, but I have other projects in mind that could use 1/4″ thick oak pieces, so I will resaw and save as much material as possible. I saw them down to 3/4″ thick. Ultimately I will need 5/8″, but this will allow me to take two or three passes through the planer.

Pre-sawing the wide boards on the table saw

Pre-sawing the wide boards on the table saw

Resawing the wide boards on the bandsaw

Resawing the wide boards on the bandsaw

The really wide boards are started on the table saw, but then finished on the band saw.

Resawn wood ready for planing

Resawn wood ready for planing

I have a fairly large pile to plane down, but they are all the same thickness, so I can run them all at once.

Planing the re-sawn wood

Planing the re-sawn wood

Hopefully I will have time tomorrow to cut down the walnut.

All the oak milled

All the oak milled

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