Build an Adirondack chair By Les Kenny[Table of contents are below]
2.2. The Middle rail
The middle rail is shaped out of a piece of 150mm x 25mm, 710mm long.
Measure and mark the cutting line according to the plan drawing below.
Secure the piece to your work surface by way of clamp or other.
Ensure the part to be cut off is overhanging the work surface or is clear of anything that could obstruct the cutting blade.
Set the blade on the jig-saw to 25° off square. See the drawing below.
How to get the blade angle
If there are no angle markings on your jig-saw, you can set the required blade angle as follows:
Using a protractor, mark the angle on the side of a block of wood, and then hold the blade to the mark and adjust it accordingly.
Once the angle has been set on the jig-saw, hold the saw firmly with the base plate squarely on the piece to be cut, ensure you are on good footing and comfortable, then cut along the line.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 01 Measurements, Materials list, required tools, the wood, The parts
Page 02 Cutting all the pieces to length
Page 03 Cutting the seat slats
Page 04 Cutting the back boards
Page 05 Shaping the sides
Page 06 Marking the seat curve
Page 07 Marking the seat curve (photos)
Page 08 Marking, cutting, the middle rail
Page 09 Marking and cutting the bottom rail, the arms, and corbel
Page 11 Adding the bottom rail
Page 12 Adding the legs, props, and corbels
Page 13 Adding the arms and middle rail to the mix
Page 14 Adding the back boards
Page 15 Preparing and adding the seat slats
Page 16 Shaping the back
Page 17 Photos. Touch up and sand
Page 18 Photo. Not a bad chair eh?
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