Chair Repair (and a teaser)

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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 11-29-2011 02:00 AM 1018 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2011 02:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak lathe turning

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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#1 posted 11-29-2011 03:13 AM

Another look at that table…

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#2 posted 11-29-2011 08:49 PM

Very nice. I’ve actually repaired the original spindle myself in the past for customers. Not being much of a turner myself, I drilled out the ends and doweled them to the appropriate size, filled, sanded and stained to match.

seeing you know what your doing at the lathe makes all the difference. Well done!

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