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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #26: Shaping and Sanding

12-02-2018 04:17 AM by TungOil | 12 comments »

It’s been a while since I posted an update on this project, largely because I spent most of the summer shaping and sanding. Pretty boring stuff but I thought I’d post a few progress pictures anyhow. The top of the rear legs on the original chairs is quite heavily rounded. To approximate this look, I lay out the shape on the leg with a white pencil. I mark the centerline of the leg as well as the curve on both sides so I have a reference line to work to. The round over is shaped with various floats and progressively finer rasps. Completed batch. The bottom of the legs are shaped as well, but just a slight round over. The bottoms of the rails and most other p...

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