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Wegner-Inspired Deck Chair #3: Getting started

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 05-05-2020 02:46 PM 241 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Like my last chair project, I began by taking some lines from photos of the chair in my CNC software. Rather than cutting out the chair pieces directly on the CNC as I did for the last chair, I chose to create MDF templates on the CNC and will use those to cut out the pieces. I started with the back stile, the long side piece that becomes the back leg, and the front leg. I still need to model the armrest piece and work out the stretchers.

The plan is to use the router table with a pattern bit to cut out the pieces with the templates. The narrow weaving slots are going to give me a little grief. I’m still working out my strategy for cutting them out.



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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 05-05-2020 07:36 PM

Wow that was fast! How narrow are the weaving slots? Would it be an option to make special router guides for bits with an oversize bearing or a guide bushing?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#2 posted 05-06-2020 01:14 AM



Wow that was fast! How narrow are the weaving slots? Would it be an option to make special router guides for bits with an oversize bearing or a guide bushing?

- kaerlighedsbamsen


We’ll, I started a couple weeks back and I’m just catching up on the posts.

I’ve worked out the slots for the back stiles and have a scheme for the slot in the leg/seat member. More to come.

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#3 posted 05-06-2020 12:13 PM

We’ll, I started a couple weeks back and I’m just catching up on the posts.

I’ve worked out the slots for the back stiles and have a scheme for the slot in the leg/seat member. More to come

Ahh, thought you had gone on a frenzy in the workshop..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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