Jensen-style Z-Chair #9: Dry fit pieces to date

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 05-24-2019 04:47 PM 445 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Side structure - Getting started Part 9 of Jensen-style Z-Chair series Part 10: Starting the arms »

In the interest of procrastinating work on the arms, which I think will be the more challenging part, I took some time to dry-fit the pieces I had so far. It’s starting to look chair-like now.

I discovered a slight issue with the seat frame that I need to remedy. Because of the rounded edge, the back part of the frame sits out pretty far on the little ledge on the rear rail. I will likely just cut a bevel on the rear piece of the seat frame so that it snugs-up to the rear rail. From Tango’s photos, that’s what was done on the original as well. I’ll lose about 1/4” of seat depth, and while that will irritate me, I’m pretty sure I won’t notice it when it’s done.

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#1 posted 05-24-2019 11:14 PM

You are making great progress.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 05-27-2019 11:12 AM

It’s looking a lot like a really cool chair now.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 05-28-2019 04:52 PM

You are making great progress.

- 489tad

To be fair, I was part way through the project before starting the blog, so it probably seemed like the project was going faster than it really was. But I’m up to real-time now.

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