Garden Chair #8: The Back Revisited

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 04-04-2010 11:34 PM 5648 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: The Seat - Part 2 (Finished) Part 8 of Garden Chair series Part 9: Still at the back »

I was initially going to make the back of the chair straight, however upon closer inspection I noticed the back of the model chair was curved. I went back and purchased another smaller piece of poplar for the back.

After I planed and jointed the edges I sketched out the curve for the back. I fired up the BS with the original 3/8 6T blade and it would go nowhere so I decided to install my ½ 3T blade. What a difference in cutting . . . holy cow. It was a little rougher than the smaller blade but it made short work of the 6” thick board.

Then to the ROS with 40 grit. I have the back cut, however I have it laid back in the waste piece to that it will not rock and slide over the bench.

Here is the board sanded. It’s a little thicker on one end. A little more work needed with the sander.

I then ripped the two pieces (top and bottom) and did a compound miter cut on each end to match the originals.

Sketched out for the mortises.

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#1 posted 04-05-2010 12:24 AM

Good job solving the curved rails and locating the mortises. Keep up the good work, I’m looking forward to more pictures of your progress.

-- Doug Roper Chairmaker and Instructor,

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#2 posted 05-02-2010 09:18 PM

Interesting blog, thanks for the detail.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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