Jensen-style Z-Chair #22: Side structure - Glue-up

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 06-25-2019 01:28 AM 297 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m going to savor this part of the process, so progress photos will be a little slow in coming. I started by gluing the back stile to the long arm support/rear leg. I made some clamping blocks to provide some parallel clamping surfaces.

For the long arm support, I made a wedge of soft paulownia and put a concave edge on it to approximately match the edge profile of the long arm support.

For the rounded tip of the back stile, I used a scrap of BB ply with a similar rounded curve cutout that I lined with some weatherstripping.

And that’s the start of the glue-up!

After each joint is glued, I’ll do a little shaping while the joint is most easily accessible.

The clamping block for the angled tip of the front legs – a scrap of BB ply and a coved piece of cork to distribute the pressure and protect the pointy end:

And the front legs are glued-up.

While shaping the joint of the front legs, I repaired the tear-out on one that occurred here when cutting out the legs. The CA glue and sawdust repair would be glaring, but it will be on the underside so it shouldn’t be too visible.

Time to glue-up the arms.

Before gluing-up the arms, I made a couple of these gizmos to aid in clamping the front end of each arm.

I left a square edge on the back curve on the arms and will round them over later.

The sides are now all glued-up. Time to move on to the maker’s mark.

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