Monday, March 28, 2011

Turning Patterns for the Fan Back

Here are the patterns for the stile and leg turnings for the Fan Back side chair that I will be teaching next week at Kelly Mehler's.

As I've mentioned before, I tend to turn these parts out of airdried stock to reduce the warping and shape changing that occurs when turned green. Of course, this means that anywhere that I mention a tenon that it should be oversized and shaped later. You can use the measurement at the base of the tapers and then simply turn a rough cylinder, dry it and then either rechuck it in the lathe or use a taper cutter. I'll post the baluster turnings tomorrow.

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