An Engineer's Portfolio: Basic Woodworking Part 3: An Adirondack Chair
I spent most of the afternoon cutting the boards to size, including ripping one of the boards down the middle to form paired sets for the legs and armrests. It took many tries and a lot of googling to figure out how to properly rip wood on a radial arm saw. It turns out you want to push the wood against the direction of the saw while ripping; in contrast, you want to pull the saw towards you in the direction the blade is spinning while crosscutting. Here it is, all screwed together! Mark Scerbo is studyi...
An Engineer's Portfolio: Basic Woodworking Part 4: Dust Collection and Adirondack Chair x2
To get the long edges to line up, I cut a small biscuit joint (not exactly a biscuit joint, but the idea is similar) on the edge with my drill. After tapping a piece of scrap into the glue-lined slot, cutting and sanding the edge smooth, and filling the remaining space with wood filler, the edge looks clean and the whole piece is sturdy. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Mark Scerbo is studying mechanical engineering at Princeton University as a member of the Class of 2018. . View my complete profile.