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Archive for month: January, 2014

Boggs Side Chair Build: Hand Shaping, Part One: Tools

21 Jan 2014 / 2 Comments / in Chairmaker's Journal

Hand shaping the front and rear legs is by far my favorite part of building these chairs. It is very pleasant, quiet, dust-free, and satisfying work. Using only a few simple hand tools I can take square or bent blanks and transform them into beautifully shaped legs that will only require a minimum of sanding […]

Boggs Side Chair Build Archive Page

05 Jan 2014 / 0 Comments / in Chairmaker's Journal

With the number of Side Chair Build blog posts increasing I know it’s getting harder for readers to find their way around the series, or even have a good idea of the full scope of information available in the posts. To remedy this I’ve added an archive page that lists the title of each post […]

Boggs Side Chair Build: Fitting Slats, Part 4

01 Jan 2014 / 0 Comments / in Chairmaker's Journal

In the last post I demonstrated how to precisely fit a slat tenon on the top slat to it’s mortise in the rear leg. The final steps in fitting the slats involve not only fitting the remaining five tenons to their mortises, but also evaluating the overall relationship of the parts making up the rear […]