A few updates

5 pics, scroll right. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/40180668970/in/dateposted-public/
Progress on the cypress chairs: Shouldn't be too long before I'm ready to start gluing things together..... on 4 chairs only. I haven't been working on the 5th chair. I still need to make 2 sets of arms for the captain's chairs.
Knowing the weakness of cypress, i.e., generally not the best wood for chairs, I don't trust the seat stability (splitting down the middle), so I installed a 17"L X 3"W X 1/2"D dutchman on each bottom-side of the seats.
Picked up two 7" Wilton vises at a garage sale, $5 for the pair. A bit rusty, but functional. I had them sand blasted - $20. They'll go to a nephew (budding woodworker?).
Haven't been in the shop too much, lately. Been watching the Bruins, Celtics and Pelicans.
Sonny
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On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11:13:04 PM UTC-4, Sonny wrote:

Very nice!

Pic?

We all have our priorities. ;-)
Go Knights!
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On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6:14:04 AM UTC-5, DerbyDad03 wrote:

Dutchman install is shown in the first pic on the link.
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On 5/8/2018 10:13 PM, Sonny wrote:

Very cool, should last forever.
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On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11:13:04 PM UTC-4, Sonny wrote:

Wow Sonny These Chairs are very robust & rugged in design Nice work rick B.
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On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:25:06 AM UTC-5, Rick the antique guy wrote:

Thanks, and to everyone else. Yeah, it's robust because cypress is relatively weak, for this sort of construction. Each chair piece is hand carved/shaped.
They will go with this cypress table and bench. The table/bench projects are not hand tool worked, as the chairs have been.
Scroll right for a few more pics. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/28956229690/in/dateposted-public/
Scroll right for a few more pics. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/25340227494/in/dateposted-public/
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wrote:

Great find on the vises, it looked like a totally good deal.
Great to see the progress on the chairs.
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