Bow-Arm Morris Chair
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Get an overview of how Paolini constructs this elegant Morris chair.
Paolini creates the bow arm for this chair using bent lamination. A form helps to keep plies in line. Get Paolini's tips for making it.
Bent laminations can be tricky, but they don't need to be. Learn Paolini's tricks to keep the plies aligned and avoid springback.
Paolini shows a simple way to get four quartersawn faces using a solid core with veneers over the flatsawn edges.
Tips for cutting mortises with a handheld router
Learn Paolini’s technique for cutting tenons using a dado head on the tablesaw.
Paolini cuts these tenons on the tablesaw then uses chisels to match it to the curve of the bow arm.
Paolini hogs out the waste with a Forstner bit, then cleans the mortise up by hand.
The back-slat tenons are cut before shaping the curved parts.
Paolini prepares for glue up and assembly.
Even a novice can turn these pins.
Paolini assembles and finishes the base.
Paolini shares a few pointers on the cushions.
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