Spindles final assembly

The back spindles start out as extra-long pieces of V8"-dia. dowel rod. For a more graceful look, the dowels are tapered from the bottom (thick) end to a thinner top dia.) end, see Fig. 29. (See page 18 for this.)

After the dowels have been tapered, cut the spindles (F) to finished length by cutting off both ends, see Fig. 29.

Shop Note: It's easier to insert the spindles into the seat (A) if the bottom (thick) ends are lightly chamfered, see Fig. 29a.

re-use template. There's one last use for the layout template. First, enlarge each hole in the template to V^'-dia. Then rip the template in halt see Fig. 30. Now the template can help align the spindles, see Fig. 32.

install spindles. To install the spindles, first glue them into the holes in the back rest see Fig. 31. Then, glue them into the holes in the seat. Note: Because the spindles aren't tapered at the bottom ends, they can be "bottomed out" in the holes.

finish. To see how I finished the bench, refer to the article on the following page.

CENTERUNE

O. FRONT VIEW

angle cut removes i waste

RAO.

LAYOUT TEMPLATE

TRANSFER FROM TEMPLATE TO BACK REST FOR SPINDLE HOLES '

O. FRONT VIEW

angle cut removes i waste

RAO.

LAYOUT TEMPLATE

TRANSFER FROM TEMPLATE TO BACK REST FOR SPINDLE HOLES '

CENTERUNE

guide fence w-dia.

guide fence

CROSS SECTION

SECOND:

RIP TEMPLATE ALONG CENTERUNE

SAND END TO INSERTION OF SPINDLES

WASTE

SPINDLE ®

SAND END TO INSERTION OF SPINDLES

WASTE

WASTl DIA.

NOTE:

SEE PAGE 18 FOR DETAILS ON TAPERING SPINDLES

SECOND:

RIP TEMPLATE ALONG CENTERUNE

NOTE:

START SPINDLES INTO ONE AT A TIME

TWO-PIECE LAYOUT TEMPLATE HELPS

NOTE:

START SPINDLES INTO ONE AT A TIME

TWO-PIECE LAYOUT TEMPLATE HELPS

FINISHING TECHNIQUE

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