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By Editors of Fine Woodworking

Learn to construct cozy, long-lasting chairs. Chairs are ubiquitous, present in each domestic, workplace and construction. just about all are commercially made considering many woodworkers shrink back from making chairs, or perhaps stools. Granted, there should not too many sq. elements to so much chairs, and compound angles are a bit of intimidating. however the articles during this publication, reprinted from "Fine Woodworking" journal, might help dispel any questions or fears you could have approximately chair development. not just are you able to construct them, you can also make them higher than the common commercially made models.

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Two adjustable stop blocks sit square in the carriage and control the length of the mortise. Straight tenons cut before sawn curves I held the piece to be mortised in the jig by clamping it to the underside, below the 5⁄ 8-in. slot. I used my 3-hp router with a 1⁄ 2-in. by 4-in. solid carbide up-cut spiral bit, adjusting the depth of cut with stops on the router. Even with the jig, this was a timeconsuming process. Router bits don’t cut square-cornered mortises. Rather than cleaning out all the corners by hand, I devised a method that works really well.

He begins the cut (bottom) by holding the jig against the fence, pushed against the right stop block, and lowering the right end of the jig. Blocks clamp workpiece. Stop blocks limit jig travel. Jig is lowered onto bit. Fence is fixed. Router JIGS FOR JOINTS ON CURVING PARTS 43 Fresh Angle on Tenons A t the heart of Boggs’ method of cutting angled tenons on curved A° parts is a fiendishly simple technique for positioning the workpiece on the jig. Strike a chord? Boggs begins by transferring the tenon angle from his drawing to the part.

Design details can vary depending on how the stool will be used. Dimensions are those the author often uses but are not critical. Find a shape that’s pleasing to the eye. Softwood seats are 11⁄ 2 in. to 2 in. thick and 10 in. to 11 in. dia. Correct grain orientation is critical to the strength of Windsor stools. 101° 25 to 26 in. 79° 11⁄ 8 in. 7⁄ 8 in. 9 to 10 in. 16 in. 10 in. ) 5 to 6 in. 15⁄16 in. Adult bar or drafting stool Dining or fireside stool Tangential on top Tenons, 1 in. long 11⁄ 8 in.

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