Notes from the workday. #6: July 23rd, Chair leg repair

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Blog entry by vicrider posted 07-24-2010 01:18 AM 1356 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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After sleeping on my repair plan, I ventured out to the shop and tackled today’s business. After starting I realized I should be taking some pic’s. We’ll see how well I have learned how to post.

Here are a few pics of the leg after drilling out the mortise. Kinda gives you an idea of where I started.
shortened leg near unbroken leg

A look at the stepped mortise

After measuring the leg six ways from Sunday I turned this stepped tenon.

Here are a couple shots of the prefit.
leg with tenon

prefit in chair

Then it was just glue up, stain, and finish for this result.
installed leg with new tenon

All in all, I am pretty satisfied with this repair. the glue is still fresh on the new part so I haven’t tested it yet, but it felt really strong when I assembled it. time will tell.

Now on to assembling my desk. Pic’s of that later.


-- vicrider

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#1 posted 07-24-2010 03:01 AM

Sheer Genius! I would never have thought to do that.

I Love LumberJock’s ! This is exactly the type of thinking and problem solving that makes this site incredible.

Ideas like this really expand the thought process for solving problems in a practical way.

Thank you for expanding my brain….. now I need some motrin….. small brains can’t grow to much in one day ;)


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