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Outdoor Morris Chair #3: First leg done... Playing with jigs

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 05-01-2011 03:58 PM 965 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got the first leg together. It’s square to the ground so I must have done something right.

Had a hard time lining up the board. I knew the board would move and didn’t want to do a bunch of clamping. After all, I’ve got eight of these legs for the two chairs. Made a stupidly simple jig that would sandwich the two boards. Not going to measure since I feel my fingers can line up the sides easily enough.

Marking the hidden top with the same orientation on the two pieces so that I know I’ve found the right edges – darn glasses. Not a perfect cut since there’s a small gap at the top, but close enough.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.



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