Making a chair – Gluing up

On to gluing up; Another step I like. No turning back from this point.

I glued up the front and back sections separately. Here you can see the back going together.

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I then glued in the side stretchers. I used angled cauls and wedges to keep the clamps aligned.

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A quick gander at the joints and I found this knot. How did I miss this????

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I let the glue dry and came back the next day to do some surgery.

I drilled out the knot as it went from one side of the leg to the other.

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Then I made a dowel out of a scrap of oak.

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And glued in the dowel

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I let that glue cure and then cut out the rest of the bad material and fitted some hardwood blocks in place.

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and planed them flush.

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Good job this chair is for me. I’m sure it is a good fix but I wouldn’t be confident giving this chair to someone.

Anyways, calamity averted. On to painting! Paint will solve everything!

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