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post #21 of 34 Old 07-07-2012, 06:28 PM
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Superb!

Great find. A great satisfaction it must be to bring them back to life!
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a 'side" benefit

Now I know how to construct and assemble one of these chairs and what the pitfalls might be. There are some curved mortises on the edges that would require some "planning" but other than that and the very slight curves in the back slats, and other than that and a lot of dowels on an angle or angled tenons and other than that how did I mix that stain....etc.
Maybe I'll just be happy with these for a while. bill

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Update

I finished the chairs recently including a new seat cushion, but kept the original leather:
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Great job, they look spectacular.

There is a bit of info about The Murphy Chair Company here, including post by his great grandson:
http://www.instappraisal.com/antique...y-owensboro-ky

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Very awesome. A&C style is my favorite and these look great. The QSWO looks fantastic. A few more skill building projects in my shop and then it will be time for me to start building my own mission style furniture. I need to find a good source for the QSWO that won't break the bank too bad. I know you didn't make these from scratch, but you did a great job restoring them.
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Those look awesome Bill. Great job on restoration'
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They look great. Thanks for sharing. This is what makes WWT great.

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Makes it all worthwhile. I love restorations!

Beautiful job, woodn'.
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Heck yeah, Bill! What a great job you've done on these chairs! I'd have a big 'ol cheesy grin every time I sat down. Well done, sir!

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wait til you see the next restore project....

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Heck yeah, Bill! What a great job you've done on these chairs! I'd have a big 'ol cheesy grin every time I sat down. Well done, sir!
Seems as if I can't stop "restoring" these old gems. The next one is a pair of church pews that are driving me nuts, in a good way. I'll start a thread on those. Just one has taken me about a month off and on so far. Cold weather up here will force me into the shop more. I've had these pew for 50 years and there wher probably 50 - 75 years ols when I got them.....
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Thumbs up Rocking Church Pews

Now those old church pews are neat and I can not wait to see them finished. They are sure a collector's item. Did they come in a longer length and you cut them down?

Great project.

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There were in a friend's basement

They were parts and pieces from 2 different pews and I chose the best of the bunch even tho they didn't match, if I recall.
So, it's been a matter of routing a dado to match the profile of the back and seat into the ends and then attach the ends in a manner that will be secure. Probably will use some screws and glue. then fill the screw heads with plugs. They were nailed originally.... and hide glue which didn't hold.
I really like the Gothic arches on them and the combination of Walnut and the lighter woods. They are currently on "hold" until I make some Mission style quilt racks for Christmas gifts.....

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Top notch work! I love it!
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Beautiful work.

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