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Veneer and veneering techniques / Re: What do you use for Satinwood inlays?
« Last post by swifty6 on March 12, 2021, 09:34:40 PM »
 Just bought beautiful Satin-Wood veneer from Certainly Woods, and solid plank of Satinwood from Cook Woods.com Domex has a huge plank of Satinwood.
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Looking for a source of Supply. I tried Woodcraft,Tools for working wood, Highland Hardware,The Best things,  StewMack.
My old unit has a bad Thermostat.
I rewired  it to bypass the Thermostat but that is not a long term solution!
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Conservation and Furniture Repair / Re: Repair of cracked leg on QA highboy
« Last post by flyfisher111 on March 09, 2021, 08:13:34 PM »

That's waht I wanted to hear !  Thanks ! 
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If I were you I would shy away from this repair. If you make the repair and it fails and the highboy falls over will the museum sue you? Even if your agreement/contract states that you will not be responsible they may still come after you. And remember, home owners insurance does not cover your business work. You must have business ins. I did when I had my woodworking business. Just my professional opinion.
Dennis Bork
Antiquity Period Designs (retired)
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Bob,


I have made many chairs for customers when I had my business.  I have seen a square m&t with a wedge thru the back leg into the tenon. It is easy the cut/make a round tenon on the back end of the arm. First outline where the round tenon meets the back leg. Cut away the excess with a dovetail saw. Then use a rasp/file to round the tenon. If your tenon is say 1" dia. then drill a 1" hole in a scrap piece of wood. Place it over the tenon and rotate it until it fits. Remember, "it's easy to take a little off than to add a little on". Make the arm blank extra large so you can adjust the surface that meets the back leg. I would practice this first on a scrap piece of wood. On some of my chairs I drilled a hole thru the back leg and used long #14 screw to hold the arm to the leg. Then plugged the hole with a wood plug.
Hope this helps. Let us know how you come out.
Dennis Bork
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Seating Furniture & Beds / Chippendale arm chairs for dining
« Last post by navman9 on March 06, 2021, 01:24:40 PM »
Does anyone know of any measured drawings for Chippendale arm chairs?  With Covid risks, I'm not eager to try to find one in the collection of a historical society and measure it myself.  I can be reached at [email protected]
I'm planning on revising the plans that I have for the chair built by Adam Cherubini in Nov 2008 PW and taught in a workshop during 2011 by Fred Walker to make an arm chair version.  I know that the width of arm chairs was roughly 2" wider than the side chairs.  What I don't know is how the mortise and tenon joint between the arm support and the arm is arranged.  If a circular tenon (a dowel in today's versions) was used, that would simplify the construction, but I don't know how an 18th century chairmaker would cut a circular tenon.  Can anyone help me?
Bob Elser
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Conservation and Furniture Repair / Repair of cracked leg on QA highboy
« Last post by flyfisher111 on March 02, 2021, 08:33:01 PM »

I have been asked to repair a cracked rear leg on a 1790 vintage Queen Anne highboy in a historic site.  It was appraised at a price that gives me pause, and I have delayed for several years, waiting for written agreement. 

The leg is currently stable, but volunteers cracked it by moving it (they just cannot leave things alone) and we suspect it will become worse. 

My thinking is to lift off the top, remove drawers and turn it upside down.  Then gently flex the crack open and inject warm hide glue into the crack.  I am confident that this will hold, assuming we can get enough glue in.

 One side is also cracked, but it was stabilized long ago with a cleat and I choose to leave it alone.

While I do want this piece to be repaired, I am hesitant.   'Can' is not 'should.'   I suppose what I am really asking is a polite way to say "no."

Any advice? 
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Workshops and Classes / 18 century carving and furniture making
« Last post by bbrown on February 23, 2021, 08:42:50 AM »



Hey folks,


 Just want to let everyone know that we still have spots available at the Maine Coast Workshop in beautiful seaside Camden, Maine this summer/fall.  Class size should be small (5 on average), so it's a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor, as we get on the map, for some amazing classes....


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MaineCoastWorkshop.com
Camden, Maine
Wm. Francis Brown
434-907-5427

[/color]2021 Class schedule
[/color]June 14-18, 2021 Alexander Grabovetskiy (from FL) – Classical Carving
June 19-21 Marty Leenhouts (from MN) – Chip Carving
July 5 – 8 Frank Strazza (TX) – Marquetry and Inlay
July 12 – 16 Mary May (SC) – Acanthus Carving ‘Deep Dive’
August 9 – 14 Matt Kenney (MA) – Make a Kumiko Tea Cabinet
September 13-18 Ray Journigan (VA) – Make & Carve the iconic John Elliott Chippendale Stool
October 3-9 Alf Sharp (TN) – Make a Queen Anne Chair

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  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Make a Windsor Chair with Shawn Murphy[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Chippendale tall clock[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Make a classic workbench[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Shaker Oval Boxes[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Chester County spice box[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Line-and-Berry inlay[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Ladderback Chair with David Douyard[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Make a Traditional 18th Century Floor Cloth[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Green Woodworking - bowls, spoons, and more[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Saw Sharpening with Matt Cianci[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Chippendale tilt-top piecrust tea table[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Sharpening Intensive weekends​​[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Folk painting for furniture[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]Beginning watercolour[/color]
  • [color=rgb(var(--color_15))]More...We welcome suggestions![/color]
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Items for Sale / FS:Pfeil Swiss Made Back Bent Gouges...New
« Last post by jmgalvin on February 21, 2021, 10:08:10 AM »
Have the following Pfeil Swiss Made Back Bent Gouges for sale....Never been used:[/size]25-3 $40 + shipping25-6 $40 + shipping25-10 $40 + shipping25-13 $40 + shipping28-10 $40 + shipping


Thanks


Jim
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Indiana Chapter / Re: Indiana Chapter Spring 2021 zoom meeting
« Last post by mark00thomas on February 07, 2021, 10:36:40 AM »
Sam, I would like to watch this zoom meeting.
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