Fixed a chair

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Blog entry by Safetyboy posted 09-12-2009 06:44 PM 1117 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Not a huge project, but this is the type of thing that, before I was a woodworker, I would have just tossed away.

My favorite camping chair broke on our last trip – one of the horizontal braces split where it was held in
place by a screw:

My new woodworker self said “I can fix that!”

The original piece just had a rabbet that sat on top of the vertical piece, and was only held in place by the screw and some glue. I figured I could make an improvement by cutting a sort of half-lap joint, so that downward pressure on the horizontal piece would be resisted by the joint in the vertical piece, as well as the glue – and I could keep the whole thing stronger by not using a screw at all.

Let it sit over night, and how – good as new, and ready for another trip!

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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#1 posted 09-13-2009 03:31 AM

Good save looks super

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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