Designing a Chair #4: Chair Saga Part IV

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 11-04-2014 08:41 PM 2020 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Above: Take IV on the chair design. Sharp eyes will note that the seat is shorter and the wood overall is 1/2 inch narrower all around, 3 inches down from 3 1/2 inches. This version is screwed together without glue because I anticipate disassembling it and using the parts as patterns for production models. The clamps are holding the ledge pieces on which the seat will rest. They are glued on because I can work around them.

Below: How to turn your table saw into a saw table: This chair started out as a 1×12x8 feet. I needed to cut it to 4 feet and decided it would be easier to use the hand saw over pulling my table saw out to accommodate a board that long. Even if I had ripped it first, I’d have to twist the saw around to accommodate the length. This is a good reason why I should make my TS mobile.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 11-04-2014 09:53 PM

Looking good Dave, you seem to have this project under control.
One thing I noticed that raises a question for me though, your table saw extension seems to have a full length fence guide. Was this with the saw when purchased?, or did you create it? Slick!


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#2 posted 11-04-2014 10:55 PM

Oldtool, I created it. I actually cut the required profile on a length of 2×2 a few years before building the router table. For a short time I tried to create a wing for my table saw using that profile piece. It’s basically a 45 degree angle with a 1/4 inch saw kerf added. It’s not perfect, but close enough if you check your set up. There are more pictures of it, close-ups, in the comments of the project page from the build of the router table:

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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