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More pub chairs – day 4

Busy day yesterday, no time to get into the shop. Tonight, well last night since it is 1:00AM, I trimmed up the edges of all the boards I just laminated together. I made sure to make them at least 1/4″ oversized this time so I could easily clean the sides up on a table saw. I ran a plane down the smoothest side, to knock down any glue squeeze-out, then ran them through the table saw with the cleaned side up against the fence. Next I flipped the board and cut the opposite side, this time taking it down to 3″. I had made up a template, the other day, for this part, so I laid out the stretcher then squared up the ends on the miter saw.

Cleaning up the edges

Cleaning up the edges

Laying out the stretcher

Laying out the stretcher

Position template to avoid damage

Position template to avoid damage

Squaring up the ends

Squaring up the ends

I took a few minutes and installed the new blade I got for the band saw. This one is a 1/2″ wide blade. It should give me better results than my 1/4″ blade did. After that was all set up, I started cutting the curves for the stretchers. The new blade worked well. It cut very smoothly.

Cutting the edge radius

Cutting the edge radius

Cutting the face radius

Cutting the face radius

With the curves cut, I moved over to the spindle sander to clean up the shape a bit.

Sanding the face

Sanding the face

Sanding the edge

Sanding the edge

After just a few minutes, I had all four shaped and sanded. Enough for today, time for bed.

All four complete

All four complete

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This entry was posted on May 4, 2013 by in furniture and tagged , , , .

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