Outdoor Morris Chair #5: Really stupid mistake

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 05-01-2011 06:29 PM 1588 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Fine tuning wood plugs Part 5 of Outdoor Morris Chair series Part 6: Bottom sides done »

Put together all of the legs.

I noticed I made a really stupid mistake. Hard to fix now, too! The back end should slope up and the front end should slope down. I installed both the front and back sloping down. Now I’m off by 10 degrees in the back.

I’m going to try to solve it by recutting the back end on the miter saw. Now I’m even more glad I bought a 12” miter saw.

I’m worried about what the impact will be to the design? The sloping board (under the arm) looks like there’s enough extra that it should work out OK. We’ll see How big a mistake I just made. For sure, this is going to knock off the angle that the arm mounts.

Did the cuts. Here’s piece cut off.

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

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#1 posted 05-04-2011 05:20 PM

I make mistakes like this all the time. I used to mark the cuts with chalk until someone on Lumberjocks recommended that I use pencil for more durable marks and then acetone to remove it without sanding.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#2 posted 05-04-2011 11:49 PM

Ooooh, I like that. This was a perceptual error for me. I think if I make another pair of these they will be better.

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

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