Making a Handcrafted Chair Part 5 – Piece Layout on Lumber Stock

Making a Handcrafted Chair Part 5 – Piece Layout on Lumber Stock


In woodworking there’s many different
ways to approach a project both in mindset and technique. I believe it’s
important for everybody to find the method that works best for them. So now in order
for us to find this angle here which is the most important angle, or this angle
here, or this angle here we have to have a starting point. So we have to find what
I call the true north. We’ve got one flat edge that we can always bump this
against a fence or the sled and it will always be the same. So you will take this
angle to this angle. The same with this, this one’s easy, this is a very flat
straight line we’ll called the true north. You’re gonna put this against a fence,
and then you can find this angle. Okay, so when laying this out keep it in mind not only the grain matching but also the true north that we just spoke about. You
can lay it up making sure that that line here is parallel with this jointed line
there. The same goes for this. This guy is easy because we’re gonna keep it flush
right there. Put that, and then we just simply mark it out. So now once we have
it all marked out we’re ready to rough it out with the bandsaw. Now like we did
with the template, I’m gonna leave quite a bit of material here. In fact it’s
really important to leave plenty. The reason why it’s okay that this thing is
going to look more like a “Franken-stool.” of weird little the cold coming out a
lot of extra material basically the only thing that we’re trying to achieve right
now is getting this joint perfect. And we’re gonna get that because we know
that we have one true north. We’re gonna make some sleds for the table saw, and
then we’re gonna cut those, and then we’re going to be perfect joint
because they’re going to be consistent they can be straight and each one is
going to be the same. And when we put this together we know that once you put
the mother on we’re gonna be lay that on and we’re gonna have plenty of
room to scribe around there, to cut it, and then the router it. Nothing helps you grow more than just
getting out there and building something.


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