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Woodsmith customized Woodworking American variety Shaker, undertaking and kingdom tasks together with schematics, jig plans and directions for stools, desk, chairs, footstools, outfits tree, couch desk, and masses extra.
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You'll want to pay special attention to the backrest rails. lbey should be cut so the holes you just drilled in them are equally spaced from the ends (Fig. 12). The others can simply be cut 10 finished length. However. because the tenons on these pieces will bottom out in the mortises, it's important that the rails on each side of the chair are exactly the same lenl"rth. To do this, I used a stop block damped to an auxil, iary miter gauge fcnce. Kow that the legs arc complete, it's time to connect lhem with the chair rails and the backrest.
Next, mark the position of the holes for the rails. 'nIcre arc a couple things to keep in mind when doing this. For one thing. you don't layout the front (or back) legs exactly the samethey're mirror images of each other (Fig. 3). r found it helped prevent confusion if I labeled the enrl of each leg with its position on the chair (front left, front right, back left. back right). &h" ROUND-OVER BIT "---~ FORSTNER FENCE ~··RADIUS ""'" "'" MORE ON MAKING DOWELS, SEE PAGE 37 STOP CUT ABOUT 2' SHORT OF BOTH ENDS Also, note that the positions for the CUT NOTCHES.
CHERRY. Building the maple version only took a weekend, so I decided to make a second stool to give as a gifL 'Illis time I decided to lise cherry (sec insdphoto). 1 chose cherry for a couple of reasons. First, the Shakers frequently used this wood to build furniture. -n,at's because it was readily available in the northeastern United States (where the Shakers settled). Second, [ really like the deep-red color cherry takes on as ii ages. Although the Shakers frowned on unnecessary "frills~ decorating their furniture, they did appreciate the nat~ ural beauty of the wood.
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