Making The Legs Arm Posts And Stretchers

A hand brace fitted with a spoon bit bores a mortise in one side stretcher of a sack-back Windsor chair. The mortise will house a tenon of the middle stretcher. The mortise must be angled; a spoon bit enables you to start drilling the hole straight for the first 'A inch before tilting the tool to the correct angle.

guide to produce the turnings. Refer to the illustration below for dimensions, and use calipers to check key diameters as the work progresses. Start by turning the legs and the arm posts. But before you can turn the stretchers, you have to bore the leg mortises in the seat and test-fit the legs in place. By measuring the exact distance between the legs with the chair test-assembled, the stretchers can be sized with precision.

The tenons that join the pieces together—at the top ends of the legs, the bottoms of the arm posts, and at both ends of the stretchers—are tapered to lock the tenons into their mortises.

The legs, stretchers, and arm posts of a Windsor chair can be shaped with a drawknife, but many woodworkers work with a lathe instead, using a story pole for each component (page 52) as a

A hand brace fitted with a spoon bit bores a mortise in one side stretcher of a sack-back Windsor chair. The mortise will house a tenon of the middle stretcher. The mortise must be angled; a spoon bit enables you to start drilling the hole straight for the first 'A inch before tilting the tool to the correct angle.

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