26 Jan 2015
Darn it! Ran into a ‘conumdrum’ of being unable to make the crooked morris chair arm as I did in the past. You know, cut from corner to corner and flip the cuts around. Well, I’ve been kinda dreading this time. My bandsaw is just not up to taking a 5” piece. Using the table saw isn’t on the radar either. Hmmmm?
So as Baldrick would say to Black Adder: “Sir,I’ve a clevr idear. We could grow a tree with a 9.5 degree bend and when it gets to the right size we cut it off! So, simple as making rat-o-van by drivin ovr the buggers…..”
No, I’m thinking of cut and splice. That is, see drawing, as I can’t do the cuts I need on the bandsaw so what I plan on doing is:
Cut a piece for the arm with a matching angle and a piece for the front leg.
Join the pieces using a through spline and then pin and cap. I thought a mesquite spline would look good.
If anyone finds this note let the royal society know and that I need another case of Arrogant Bastard Ale.
-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense