Garden Chair #6: The Seat – Part 1

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 03-19-2010 11:04 PM 5352 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Last bit of roughing Part 6 of Garden Chair series Part 7: The Seat - Part 2 (Finished) »

Now that the seat is all set up its time to form it. I placed the old seat right over the new one as a template.

I then sanded the edges with the ROS with various grits (40, 80, 120) to get it smooth. Using the original seat for measurements I marked out where the seat is to be scooped. The arrows indicate the direction of the slope.

I do not have a “seat scooper” so I will be using a plunge router making numerous deepening passes and chisels to make the rough shape of the seat. Then I will use sandpaper to smooth everything out.

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 11:49 PM

Great start on the seat.

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#2 posted 03-19-2010 11:59 PM

Looks good Zuki! I will be interested in watching your progress on this one. I need to make a couple maple chairs for my dining room. I am going to buy a grinder and an excalibur blade for scooping. I will be curious how your method turns out.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#3 posted 03-20-2010 11:54 PM

You could use a sled. The same principal as a router planing sled, except the rails are curved to get the dip in the seat.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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