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Case Furniture / Re: Pine as secondary wood.
« Last post by woodwacker1@msn.com 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.   
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Case Furniture / Re: Goddard-Townsend document chest
« Last post by woodwacker1@msn.com on Yesterday at 02:04:25 AM »
Bob Stevenson has made the document chest. 
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Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by daveknuth on January 20, 2020, 04:42:56 PM »

Chuck,
The front I cut off and made a new one.
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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.
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Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by ChuckH on January 18, 2020, 10:32:29 AM »
Dave,
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.


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

Mark,
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.
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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. 
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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
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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
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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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