Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'lap joint'

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Something with an "R" #5: Stands

06-14-2015 03:37 PM by sras | 6 comments »

A big part of the challenge in displaying all 6 sides is the stand. . I spent a lot of time designing a stand that shared elements from the font. It took several iterations to get something that looked natural and part of the theme of the box. You can see the final outline here. In the end, it just felt out of place. The assembly was too big and it drew attention away from the box. So, I set aside that design (and all the hours that invested in it) and came up with something simpl...

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Adirondack Chair build how to - Betsy's version #6: Armrest Assembly - #1

01-12-2008 02:17 AM by Betsy | 4 comments »

Well I’m back from being sick and spent some time in the shop last night working on the arm assemblies. I worked on the lap joints and the basic shaping tonight. The next step will be to do the finish shaping, the angle for the back support and the assembly itself. First I want to show you that some of the wood I picked despite trying to get the best stuff did have a few problems, but they can generally be worked around. This piece has a check, but by moving the template around on th...

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