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Archive for month: November, 2013

Boggs Side Chair Build: Fitting Slats, Part 1

29 Nov 2013 / 4 Comments / in Chairmaker's Journal

Now that I have cut the slat mortises in the rear legs it’s time to fit the slats to the mortises. At this point the rear legs are still square in cross section. The reason for this is that I need square reference surfaces in order to align the legs in a jig that will […]

Boggs Side Chair Build: Slat Mortising, Part 3

16 Nov 2013 / 0 Comments / in Chairmaker's Journal

Now that I have finished building the slat mortising jig I am ready to cut the slat mortises into the rear legs. I prefer cutting the slat mortises using a router and this jig. The process is very fast, taking a half hour or less and it produces a series of  mortises in each leg […]

Boggs Side Chair Build: Slat Mortising, Part 2

07 Nov 2013 / 0 Comments / in Chairmaker's Journal

Last time I described a method for laying out the slat mortises that aligns the mortises for the best possible comfort. In this post I will show you how to apply that method to make a slat mortising jig for use with a plunge router. Layout the template I begin with a piece of 1/2″ […]