The Funeral Chair Part Six: Making the Seat Slats
Part six of the Funeral Chair project.
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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.