The Funeral Chair Part Six: Making the Seat Slats

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Video Length: 9:24
Produced by: Tom Fidgen

Part six of the Funeral Chair project.

For detailed plans, cut list and instruction on this and other hand crafted projects, check out my new book- The Unplugged Woodshop- Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Work Shop available in The Taunton Store.

In this video, I prepare the curly maple for the seat slats.

The six slats are rip sawn on the saw bench and dimensioned using hand planes.

The edges are rabbeted to create a kind of ship-laped joint across the width of the seat frame.

I prefer using a skew rabbet plane to remove the bulk of the waste, and creep up to my scribe lines with a shoulder plane.

After the parts are dry fit, a decorative bead is scratched down the edges using a simple wooden beading tool.



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