Re: Process questions
ive made dozens of the LV chairs and have a full set of templates and tapering jigs for all the pieces.
most of the templates are 5/8 material, just a mixture of particleboard and plywood
i just screw the template to the backside of the workpiece, bandsaw really close(1/8 or so) then trim. screwing to the back avoids screw holes where i dont want them. so im careful to cut left and rights for pieces like the arms and legs
i used the dual bearing pattern cutting bit from LV, either using the lower bearing or upperbearing(in a router table) with a extra layer of plywood on the table when using the upper bearing to allow the pattern to "reach" the upper bearing. so no router height adjustments are needed.
my next sets will be cut out on my homecraft shaper with a byrd head, same steps
so basically route whats downhill using the lower bearing, add my extra layer of ply to my table to reach the upper bearing, turn the workpiece/template over and finish the routing, very quick, very little sanding required
i use 5/4 cedar for all the parts except the seat and back slats, there i use cedar fence boards. the 5/4 stuff is a hair over 1 inch and the fence boards are around 5/8. i joint and plane the material first, not really necessary but does make a nicer finished product. two chairs require 6 8ft deck boards(5/4 by 6) and 8 6ft fench boards
the arms require an extra 1 1/2 or so added to an edge for the full width if using deck boards
i made a couple of changes to the plans that simplify assembly, the biggie is extending the seat support pieces to meet the back support, if you look at the plan, you'll see a space between those two pieces where they attach to the long leg part, i filled that gap with a longer seat support(about 7/8 longer and a matching angle cut)
Last edited by stevem; 07-13-2012 at 06:25 AM.
my shop is a beaver lodge
steve, sarnia, ont