Thursday, December 27, 2007

Just a bit more on chair repair. I traced the intersection of the rocker and back leg on the other side of the chair to serve as a guide for reshaping the broken back leg. After cutting out the template with scissors, I trace around it to mark the cut lines as shown in the photos above. Note the alignment of grain intended to secure greatest strength in the glued joint. Tomorrow, I will use a saber saw to cut the shape of the back leg and use a rasp to give it its final shape. Then the rocker can be attached with dowels and the chair can be put back in service.

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