Adirondack Chair & Table #6: The Back Goes On

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Blog entry by jcontract posted 01-25-2010 06:14 AM 1287 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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What a great Sunday I had. And since the J-E-T-S were on I didn’t miss watching any football. Just kidding, gotta give them credit, they still had a nice year.

Anyhow, back to my nice day. My compatriot John T, came over today to help me with some odds and ends. First, the cover of my Ridgid drill press was broken off where it screws into the top. So we lathered it up with some epoxy, and that seems to have fixed it.

Also, John gave me a tutorial in cleaning up old hand saws. Here is a picture of one that I just bought.

So we spent some time cleaning the saw plate and the brass on it. I’ll save this for a separate blog entry. I bought this saw as a way to practice saw sharpening. John and I are headed to a class at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop in March of this year where Mario Rodriguez will be teaching us how to hand cut dovetails and he throws in a lesson on saw sharpening.

So on to this weeks progress on the chair. We worked on getting the back slats of the chair on this week. The center slat goes on first.

Next, the outer slats go on next. We are using 1 5/8” stainless screws to attach the bottom and 1 1/4” on the top. All of the screw holes will receive plugs later.

And then the intermediate slats go on. These are aligned by eye, and there you have it, the back is done.

And of course my helper dropped by to pose as well.

And here is a picture from the back. Now it’s feeling like a chair. Not much is left. Next up, the finishing touches. The seat slats. Then we can begin the table!

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 06:21 AM

great job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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