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Pub chairs – day four

I finished cutting out and glueing up the seat back that I forgot to make earlier in the week. While that was drying, I pulled out the 4 pieces that will make up the seat.

Glueing up the seat back

Glueing up the seat back

I needed to mark a curve on the edge of each of the boards. I started by placing three clamps in locations that allowed me to hold a bent strip of wood. By tracing along the wood, I now have my curve.

Marking the curve for the seat

Marking the curve for the seat

 

Cutting the curve on the bandsaw

Cutting the curve on the bandsaw

I swapped out my 3/4″ band saw blade for my 1/4″ one so I could cut the curves. The first one went pretty well, but the blade bellied out in the middle of the board.

Cut complete

Cut complete

 

Sanding the newly cut face

Sanding the newly cut face

I sanded the new curve down with the orbital sander, then laid this board back against the next one and marked it using the cut one as a template.

Marking the rest

Marking the rest

I finished cutting the rest of the boards with varying degrees of success. It looks like I will have a lot of sanding, planing, or filing to even everything out, but I think it will look nice when complete. I wend ahead and glued up the seat. I will worry about smoothing it out another day.

Glueing the seat up

Glueing the seat up

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