Published at Tuesday, 28 August 2018. Ottoman Chair. By Inez Sheppard.
The off cuts were getting trapped between the blade and the fence, so I removed the fence and glued a stopper on the end of my miter fence to get a consistent cut with a shop made tapering jig, I cut a 13 degree angle from the center of The rear leg to the end of the board to ankle the backrest. This same angle is cut on the front legs to add a little style and consistency of form. I started the assembly by taking three long slats and two legs. I used a few quarter inch spacers between the slats to create a consistent, spacing the front and rear legs should be perpendicular to the slats, with their edges. Flush with the miter on the slats.
They can be covered up easily with quarter inch plywood or the off cuts from ripping earlier. After cutting my off cuts to size, I secured them with brad nails. The last step before finishing is to plug the screws. I do this quickly with glue and a dowel.
So I set them aside for now. In total I have 2 rear legs, 2 front legs, 6 long, slats and nine short slats. The slots around the chair base will be mitered at 45 degrees on their ends. With my miter gauge and a fence mounted stop block. I made a cut that had a fair amount of tear out to reduce, tear out and mounted a miter gauge fence to support the work piece as it is cut.
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