Step Planning The Alignment

The trickiest part of applying cane webbing seems to be getting the webbing correctly aligned on the seat. First-time

Finally connect the two midpoints to make your guideline You will use this line when cutting the cane webbing to fit the seat

Also lo assist in the alignment of the seal, run a piece of twine from front to back al the midpoint of the seat Hold the string in place with masking tape.

Nexl measure olf Ihe midpoint of 'he front of the seat and mark it

Al-gn the holes in the webbing with the guideline on the paper pattern as you cut the webbing The holes will run straight Irom back to Iront

The first step is to cut a paper pattern Use a pencil or felt-lipped pen to trace the pattern of the spline groove on the paper Then draw a freehand line all around the pattern about i inch out from Ihe groove line This will be the line on which you cut the webbing

To line up the new cane on the seat, draw a guideline on the paper patiern Measure off ihe midpoini of the back of the seat and mark if

The first step is to cut a paper pattern Use a pencil or felt-lipped pen to trace the pattern of the spline groove on the paper Then draw a freehand line all around the pattern about i inch out from Ihe groove line This will be the line on which you cut the webbing

To line up the new cane on the seat, draw a guideline on the paper patiern Measure off ihe midpoini of the back of the seat and mark if

Transfer the outline from the pattern to the cane webbing by drawing with a felt pen. Remember that you will transfer the outer line on the pattern and cut on that line „

Soak the webbing for an hour in a warm-water-and-glycerine solution Soak the splining at the same time

Now. with a heavy duty scissors, cut the webbing to size The softened cane cuts easily.

After soaking, place the webbing on the paper pattern

Carefully align the holes running from the back to the front of the webbing with the guideline on the pattern webbing over the pattern, line up the pencilled lines with the lines of the holes in the webbing, and then cut the webbing, using a heavy scissors.

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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