Jensen-style Z-Chair #27: Back glue-up

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 07-05-2019 09:56 PM 235 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Because the curve on the underside of the lower rear rail was off-center from the slats, clamping directly against that curve would put uneven pressure on the end of the slats as it tended to twist the rail. To restore a right-angle clamping surface, I made a couple of these clamping blocks for each end of the bottom rail.

I pre-glued the dowels into the ends of the slats, then began gluing them into the bottom rail. The CNC-cut jig in the foreground was to ensure that the peak on the slats were all oriented at right angles (roughly anyway).

The clamps were installed temporarily to seat the dowels, and then removed. I checked the diagonals for square and then set the assembly aside while the glue dried.

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#1 posted 07-11-2019 09:17 PM

I love your sense of detail and the extra mile you are willing to walk.
Best thoughts,

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

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