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Misc. Shop Stuff #45: Quick but Necessary Repair

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 03-09-2014 09:04 PM 1431 reads 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 44: New Life for an Old Foreplane Part 45 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 46: Quick Look: Stanley S4 »

Picked up a fun, folding-duet-chair thingy yesterday at auction that had a bum leg. Supposed to look like this

But one was this instead

Some cuts with the gent’s dovetail saw (in creative clamping get-up) squared things up.

Matched up cuts to a piece of mahogany…

A glue-up ensued

Shaped it, looked great…

And we now have functional, interesting shop seating!

As always, thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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NinjaAssassin

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 09:10 PM

Smitty, you have one of the coolest shops I’ve seen and it’s for this reason. You put the neatest things in there. Nice find and repair job.

-- - Billy

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 09:15 PM

Another Smithy save.

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 09:25 PM

Sweet repair Smitty. What a nifty little duet chair as well. Know if it has anything interesting provenance wise?

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 10:22 PM

Pretty close to a scarf joint Smitty. Another outstanding save. As for provenance, a whole lotta butts I would guess!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 03-09-2014 10:23 PM

Nice Smit. No metal fasteners, just glue?

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#6 posted 03-09-2014 10:34 PM

No lie Kevin, it probably likes big butts…......

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#7 posted 03-09-2014 10:44 PM

Looks like a VERY OLD set of theater chairs perhaps? Nice fix-up!

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#8 posted 03-09-2014 10:51 PM

One 1 1/4” screw went into the joint. With the head of it under that horizontal cross member. Patched leg is the front right one in the last pic above.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 03-09-2014 11:40 PM

That would be a cool project to build from scratch.
(Nice repair job)

-- Eric, central Florida

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#10 posted 03-10-2014 12:37 AM

Just went back and noticed no cup-holders! Not very hospitable. If I’m going to show up I would hope to at least see cup-holders holding a frosty adult beverage. Smitty I’d do it for you.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 03-10-2014 01:15 AM

Shoulda made it a scarf joint. Shoulda added a dowel, perhaps. Oh well. If it breaks / fails, I’ll do it different.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 03-10-2014 01:24 AM

Very cool seat design and another great repair!

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#13 posted 03-10-2014 01:34 AM

Wasn’t saying you should have on the scarf joint. It just reminded me of one I saw today at a sugar house.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 03-10-2014 01:39 AM

Oh, I know Kevin. But it is a good idea. I went more or less square so I’d be able to cut it cleanly and tighten the seams as much as possible. But some bevel to each butt end would have been more gooder, I think.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#15 posted 03-10-2014 01:47 AM

Sometimes the scarf joints on 100+ year old timber frames just amaze me. The current timber framers around here use them all the time to splice in repair or replacement timbers. You just can’t get the real long timbers any more.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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