Wegner-Inspired Deck Chair #6: Weaving slots

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 05-07-2020 01:33 PM 192 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I ended up cutting the slots in the back stiles on the CNC where I had an end mill that was long enough to go through the 1-3/8” thick pieces. It worked, but it’s fiddly to setup, requiring that I first make a positioning jig to ensure that the slots are cut in the right spot.

For the slot in the long side member, I went a different route, creating a template for the slot in some 1/4” ply for a hand-held router with a guide bushing. (1/4” bit, 7/16” bushing).

Using the main MDF template, I traced the outline for the slot onto the work, then eye-balled the placement of the router template over the outline keeping an even offset around the perimeter.

Then clamped it down securely and routed as far down as I could go with the bit, which was about 1”.

To remove the remaining material, I used a 1/4” spiral flush-cut bit in the router table.

Time to start thinking about the stretchers and arms.

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#1 posted 05-07-2020 06:54 PM

Coming along nicely! Good solution on the slots there, newer seen such a narrow flush-cutting bit, perfect for the job

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