|Forum topic by phlyers||posted 162 days ago||410 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
162 days ago
I made one of these for my daughter a while ago and then my niece and now they might go into production as a little side gig. I have all aspects of this down pat BUT one thing. As you can see in the picture the 1/2” dowel rod runs all the way through and acts as the “stop” for the seat back. There is like a 1/32” gap on one side meaning the left side will rest on the dowel nicely but the right side has that 32nd gap. This is what I do to mark the location to drill the holes for the rod.
1. I drill the holes for the “arms” on each side piece and install a short dowel (acting as the hinge) and get the angle I want and then clamp both arms so that both arms are aligned at the same angle with each other.
I think it’s easier to mark these holes AFTER the 2 bottom pieces and the side pieces are assembled because if there is any movement in the side pieces it will throw off the alignment of the holes when I drive the dowel rod through. If the bottom pieces and side pieces are assembled it won’t throw off the alignment.
Any thoughts on a technique for this? I have tried both ways but still have a very small gap. I probably confused everyone but hope maybe someone understands what i’m talking about.