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  • Mike Foley
    Mar 28, 2013
    Hi all. The Tuam  and Sligo Chair plans are from the known world archives. http://www.currentmiddleages.org/tents/toc.htm and http://www.currentmiddleages.org/tents/toc.htm
    The Big difference is having the tools to do a proper job.  and the Shopfox mortise machine is key.
    Prep is the word, Kiln Dried is the second word.
     There is a Lumber grade here in California that is California school certified, basically kiln dried, this wood goes for around $1.00 a foot. it is the greatest thing to work with. so flat that one pass on each side through the planer and it's ready to use..
    For the back I use a standard  home depot 4x6 cut to 39 inches long. Plane it , Joint it. Then scribe the angle of the back onto the side of the 4x6, the same as you see on the plans. Again Tools, I use a Grizzly  band saw with the extension block  so i can rip and resaw up to 12 inches tall. to cut out the shape.
     I never worry about blade wobble or such, the blade adds to the medieval feeling, lol.
     I will scan my construction notes at some point, they are mainly scribbles on graph paper.
     Hope this helps

    From: Thylacine <thylacine@...>
    To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:20 AM
    Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Greetings to the list
    Welcome to the group. I would love to see some plans for your tuam chairs, they look great.
    Thank you
    On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:11 PM, Mike Foley <mfsbuell@...> wrote:
    [Attachment(s) from Mike Foley included below]
    Greetings all
     Mike Foley here ,  SCA Michael of Fetburg.
    Just joined and wanted to introduce myself.
    I build Medieval and Renaissance Furniture as well as being a Blacksmith.
    Looking forward to chatting with you all.
     I have attached 2 pictures, one is my new home made portable forge using a double action Great Bellows, The other is of some of my tables and Tuam chairs waiting for pickup at my house.
     I would bemore than happy to share the plans.
    Best Regards
    Mike Foley
    M and S Matchlock
     Manteca CA. 
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