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David J Paddison Cabinet Maker, Maker of fine contemporary & traditional bespoke furniture in Pulham Market, Norfolk, near Diss and Eye in Suffolk
My latest job is to make a set of 6 kitchen chairs. These are to be made in Beech and may be given a natural finish or painted. I’ve drawn it out full size on half a sheet of MDF so it is a little difficult to see the details in the photograph.
I’ve taped some tracing paper to the drawing so that I can copy and transfer the shape of the back leg to a piece of MDF to make a template and jig. I then used the template to to mark out the back legs onto my Beech boards ready to be band sawn out.
The front and back legs have been sawn out. The back legs are then planed and thicknessed and are then shaped on the spindle moulder. The front legs have been planed square and then thicknessed.
One pair of front and back legs then have the mortices marked out on them.
The legs then have their mortices cut using the morticing machine. Most of the mortice and tenon joints are 3/8” wide but the two lumber rails have pairs of 1/4”wide mortice and tenon joints. The side seat rails will have dowel joints into the back legs.
After morticing the back legs they need shaping on the spindle moulder. I made a jig which puts a taper on the bottom of the legs and reduces the thickness of the legs at the top. For half the legs I have to turn the cutter blocks over and run the spindle moulder backwards.
These legs have been shaped and had their tapers cut on them using the spindle moulder. There is just a little bit of wood left on the tops of the legs which needs planing off by hand.
This stack of sawn beech is for the all the rails on the chair and I now have to surface and edge it all on the planer.
|BURES KITCHEN CHAIRS|
|HIGH CARVER CHAIR|
|PROJECT ELLIPTICAL MIRROR|
|PROJECT BOOK TROLLEY|