Turning and sizing the middle stretcher

Since the middle and side stretchers are assembled before being glued to the legs, you cannot determine the length of the middle stretcher by measurement. Instead, calculate its length. Start by cutting a blank several inches longer than you need and turn it on your lathe; use the illustration on page 88 as a guide. To determine the stretcher's length, secure it in a vise and mark its middle. Then measure the distances between the front legs and then the rear legs, aligning your tape with the turned stretcher grooves; add the results together and divide by two. Add another 254 inches for the tenons and Vt inch to provide the proper amount of tension. Adjust a set of calipers to one-half your grand total and mark off this distance from the center mark to each end (right). Cut the stretcher to length and turn a tenon at each end.

How To Sell Furniture

How To Sell Furniture

Types Of Furniture To Sell. There are many types of products you can sell. You just need to determine who your target market is and what specific item they want. Or you could sell a couple different ones in a package deal.

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