Installing The

1 Marking the arm post mortises on the arm

Install the arm posts as you did the legs, referring to the anatomy illustration (page 73) for the angles at which the posts splay out to the sides and rake to the front of the seat. Drill the compound-angle mortises for the posts in the seat, then set the posts in place. Once the adhesive has set, position the arm on the posts and mark the location of the post tenons on the arm (left). Make sure there will be at least V2 inch of solid stock all around the holes; reposition the arm and the posts, if necessary.

2 Boring the mortises for the arm posts

Clamp the arm to a work surface with a backup board under the stock to prevent tearout. To guide you as you drill the mortises in the arm, adjust a sliding bevel to the same rake angle used to bore the arm post mortise in the seat. Using a hand brace fitted with a spoon bit, start drilling the mortise with the tool at a 90° angle to the surface. Then tilt the brace back, keeping it aligned with the bevel blade to control the rake angle (right)-, the splay angle can be eyeballed by referring to the arm post. Once both mortises are bored, taper them as you did the leg mortises in the seat (page 91).

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