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Antique Office Chair Leg Replacement #1: Cut out and shaping

04-08-2012 07:12 PM by shredkeenan | 3 comments »

My brother has this antique office chair which recently broke. The wood split where the caster was attached at the end of the leg. I decided to make this blog entry so he can see all the work that went into making the replacement. Unfortunately he lives in Seattle and I am in Houston so I have to just duplicate the broken leg which I have with me and hope it fits when I send it back. Step 1 Pick up some 8/4 red oak from the lumber yard. Step 2 Plane to thickness, about 1 1/4” Step 3 Layout the part. I had to be careful here as the easy way would have resulted in a weak leg. I oriented the leg so that I have continuous grain running at an angle through ...

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