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Chair leg replacement

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Project by sugarpine posted 06-11-2018 11:43 PM 305 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair came to me with the rear leg glued back together. I’ve hi-lighted two different views of the breaks for clarity. Both the glue repairs were sure to break again given their location near the spindle holes so a new leg had to be made. The initial cuts were made on a bandsaw followed by a drawknife, then a spokeshave, a Japanese rasp, a cabinet maker’s rasp and finally sandpaper. Some relaxing but critical work that could only be accomplished the old fashioned way.

-- sugarpine





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Jerry

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#1 posted 06-12-2018 01:48 AM

Very nice job! Now if only it was the right color…

,-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 06-12-2018 06:03 AM

Great saving of that old craftmanship masterpiece!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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steliart

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#3 posted 06-12-2018 01:24 PM

nice work … thumbs up !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 06-12-2018 04:11 PM

Nice job on that repair.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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