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Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair #7: Finishing up the woodworking

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Blog entry by TigerTed posted 12-18-2018 06:16 PM 489 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The rounded slats are cleaned up with plane and spokeshave. Next they are tenoned. I used the straight piece from previous entry to mark tenons. Tenons aren’t square to the world. Then it is a ton of fitting work again. Mortises made same way as before.

Another dry fit. Marking tenons so I can chamfer them to intersection point. Shortened arm tenons to protrude about 5/16” Everything is chamfered. Did most of that with a block plane.

Next we sweat the glue up. Sides first. Arms to sides. Sides to front/back rails. Hammered pins into the joints. So many of my pins broke on the way in. Not sure why. They went enough to clamp real well. Anyway I used good glue and clamp pressure.



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