Building Dave's Stacking Chair #6: Day 3: Sanding and Prepping

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 07-22-2015 05:42 PM 1423 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Day 2: Pegging the Seat Frame Part 6 of Building Dave's Stacking Chair series Part 7: Assembly »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

This morning I pegged the last 2 seat frames from yesterday and glued up another back piece. Onward!

[Below] I used my official dovetail saw to cut the dowels flush with the side of the wood.

[Below] I’m unsure if it helped, but I put a piece of duct tape on the side of the saw to try and keep the dowels microscopically proud of the surface and protect the wood from saw scratches.

[Below] I was supposed to round over the inside tops of the sides before assembling the frame. Luckily with the miracle of my router table I was able to do the job on the assembled piece.

[Below] The sanding is done with my cheap random orbit sander. I flattened the dowel nubs and the joints where the glue squeezed out.

[Below] This was also a good time to do the initial sanding on the rest of the pieces.

[Below] The last thing before assembling is to drill the holes for the seat cleats. Three cleats, three holes each.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 07-22-2015 11:54 PM

As Norm would say, you’re gaining on it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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