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Offline Quebecnewf

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building a chair (pics)
« on: April 06, 2012, 09:33:24 AM »
Wife say's " Could you build me 4  birch dining room chairs?"

That should be easy for a woodworker like me I thinks.

Step 1

 

 

Build Sawmill Shed Wood shed and Solar Kiln

Step 2
 

 
Get Sawmill and learn to saw
Step 3
 

 
 

  

  

  

 
Start cutting hauling piling and rafting logs as pratice

 

  

 
 

 
 

 
 

  

  

 

 Step 4: Build cribbing in water tear down old shed . build new workshop
Step 5  Clear new portage
 

 
Step 7 Walk on sea ice in order to be sure it is thick enough that you don't fall through when you cross with your logs


 
Step 8 Build new sled
 

 
Step 9 Take sleds and snowmobiles to mainland by  boat because sea ice is too thin to cross
 

 
Step 10 Find cut haul and pile birch logs at mill
 

  

  

  

 
Step 11: Saw birch log
 

 
Step 11: Load birch lumber into kiln.
 

  

 
Step 12: Dry lumber. Bring lumber to workshop. Saw cut and make lots of mistakes because your woodworking skills are only half as good as you think they are and presto a chair. Just 4 more to go as this one is only a prototype


 

I told you it was easy to build. I wonder what I will have to charge the wife for four like this

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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 09:48:55 AM »
Nice photos. It looks pretty easy from where I am setting. Put I know that it isnt. I built a dinning table last fall and didnt make the chairs (8). It would have taken me way way to long to build them, so the wife bought 8. Am glad she did. I am not patient enough to make that many anyway. Yours look real nice and keep us posted. bg

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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 10:10:54 AM »
That is one of the best posts I've seen in a while! Thanks.
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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 10:38:25 AM »
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I told you it was easy to build. I wonder what I will have to charge the wife for four like this

Quebecnewf
 
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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 10:53:36 AM »
Excellent post, and great pics, well done.

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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 11:14:59 AM »
Wives just don't seem to know how much work it is to build something. Mine got tired of waiting and has since left. The upside is that I now have more shop time and the projects are getting completed faster. :-)
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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 11:35:07 AM »
Thanks for posting a job well done.  I got PatD to pull her chair up and we watched your progress together.  Now she should understand a bit better why it sometimes takes so long to get something done.  Everything has to be done in order.   :)
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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 11:41:45 AM »
Great post Quebecneuf! Loved the pictures and the story. Boy, your area is a bit remote but looks great.

You'll need to wash down that sawdust with a little Screech!  ;D
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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 01:20:28 PM »
Thanks for that post. A good chuckle, and looks like you have some extra parts for the other three chairs. Hope you are ready for the next project on the to-do list. ;)
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 01:21:16 PM »
Ya, my wife of 27 years walked out one day saying she didnt want to be married anymore. Years have passed and im married to a wonderful woman now. Occasionally the x tells me she really screwed up leaving me,,,,,,,,I said  "ya think" ;)

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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2012, 01:56:02 PM »
Wonderful story, your set up is first class.
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2012, 02:05:33 PM »
I always enjoy your threads, pics and adventures Quebecnewf. Good job. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 02:10:48 PM »
 :D :D :D :D :D

that's all i gots to say!
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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 02:47:57 PM »
I really enjoyed that. I went through your post several times.

I'm in the middle of one of those "Wife said, Can you build me..." projects right now. I have been strugling with a picnic table build for the third day now and I think I'm at your step #12.

The table is for a fund raiser benefit for some good friends whos house burned down a couple of months ago. The table will be sold as one of many items in a silent auction.

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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 04:07:53 PM »
Cool pics and projects you've got going!
Can't wait to see the finished chairs.
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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2012, 09:52:21 PM »
Quebecnewf,

Seems easy enough  :D :D :D
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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2012, 10:16:55 PM »
Just the words 'sea ice' make me shiver. yikes_smiley  (couldn't find a 'I'm cold' smiley)  Great post.

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Re: building a chair (pics)
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2012, 10:24:20 AM »
What a story! People  just don't realize what goes on behind the scenes when it comes to building something.

You know she's gonna want 5 more chairs to match it.  :D

Very, VERY, nice work!
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2012, 10:35:30 AM »
Building chairs, pah, I hates 'em, I do.  I buy lumber and still seems like I go through all those steps.  Chairs are a true test of a wood workers skills, particularly rocking chairs, but I wont go there, doctors orders.
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2012, 08:54:01 AM »
Its so nice to be able to work around the shore without scads of government red tape and impact studies,well done. Frank C.
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