|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 11-29-2011 02:00 AM||908 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-29-2011 02:00 AM
Mom had a Dining Room chair in need of a little repair. One spindle had both tenons break off. “Can you fix this chair?” “I ‘ll see what I can turn up” I had a chunk of white oak in the shop, about 4×6. I figured I could rip off a slab to make a new spindle.
I kept ripping because one never knows when a table will appear in my shop without legs. I fired up the old Craftsman Lathe, first time in almost two years. When everything was running smooth and squeal free, I turned a cylinder
Then marked out where everything went:
Sanded things down, then grabbed a block of oak scrap. I held it against the spinning piece until everything was “glass smooth”. Drilled out the old tenons still in the chair’s legs, glued the new spindle up and clamped things in place. A shot without the clamps:
But, I needed something to do while waiting on the glue to set up, Hmmmm. Ah yes, the Teaser!
Top is one piece, 12-1/2” wide White Oak. Bottom stretchers are square in profile. A work in progress right now, more to follow…
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