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Case Furniture / Re: Pine as secondary wood.
« Last post by on Yesterday at 02:27:27 AM »
For those of us on the west coast who wish to give the look of eastern white with an availability on the west coast I have found that molding grade super pine performs well.   Be selective and try to get quarter sawn stock.  I have worked Windsor chair seats from both eastern white pine and molding grade sugar pine and I actually prefer the sugar pine.    I have done a brick up for a federal card table and it performs well.   
Case Furniture / Re: Goddard-Townsend document chest
« Last post by on Yesterday at 02:04:25 AM »
Bob Stevenson has made the document chest. 
Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by daveknuth on January 20, 2020, 04:42:56 PM »

The front I cut off and made a new one.
Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by daveknuth on January 20, 2020, 04:18:56 PM »
I made new legs because the original legs had an awkward curve. I tried to duplicate the shape of the cabriole leg in  Albert Sack's book "The New Fine Points of Furniture" page 32 in which he describes the leg as approaching perfection.
Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by ChuckH on January 18, 2020, 10:32:29 AM »
Wow, that must have really been eating at you for the past 44 years. ;) Few people would have found fault with your original version.
I'm curious as to how you were able to disassemble the chair so cleanly. Please keep us updated.

Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by daveknuth on January 15, 2020, 08:42:46 PM »

After I made this chair, it appeared to me most Philadelphia Queen Anne chairs had thinner rails. I made another chair like it and made the rails thinner and it looked right. So now that I have the chair back I am fixing that and making new legs as well.
Discuss plans and drawings. / Massachusetts Shelf Clock Plans
« Last post by Ronald Young on January 12, 2020, 08:20:04 PM »
I am researching my next project, a Massachusetts Shelf Clock. I have Al Breed’s drawing but I also noted that back in the 2004 issue of the Journal there was an article on construction of such a clock by Rob Millard. At the end of the article Rob offered both a drawing and a DVD of the clock. I have tried several times to get in touch with Rob via his email address with no luck in hopes of obtaining his drawing. Has anyone ever obtained a copy of his clock drawing or know how to get in touch with Rob. Thanks for any help in obtaining plans for Massachusetts Shelf Clocks from any other source. 
Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by Mark Maleski on January 12, 2020, 04:47:44 PM »
Dave, that's quite the chair. Will be made even better by adding a curved front rail.  Can you explain how/why you've decided to thin the seat (not sure I see an over-thickness in the "before" photo)?

Mark Maleski
Clocks / Re: Eli Terry Clock in 2011 APF Journal
« Last post by Scott P Calkins on January 11, 2020, 12:19:58 PM »
HI, Does anyone know what correction are?  Thanks
Seating Furniture & Beds / Redo old chair
« Last post by daveknuth on January 07, 2020, 05:35:50 PM »
I am redoing a chair I made 44 years ago for my Mom which I now have. It needed some improvements so I proceeded to make the seat thickness narrower by 1/2" and made the front rail  round instead of having a flat part. The first picture is before I did anything, the second and third are in process.
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