Looking to make some stools and chairs with hexagonal legs...
After some skill building, the first
project will be a staked chair. This chair design is
based on the readings and plans from The Anarchist's Design
Book by Christopher Schwarz.
hexagonal legs will be made from square stock that will have
the four edges planed to create an eight sided leg.
Eventually they will be tapered hexagonal legs with conical tapered tenons.
|Purchased the Popular
"No-Fear Chairmaking: by Christopher Schwarz
|In the section on milling the
hexagonal legs Schwarz show how to lay out for a hex...mark the
center of the square stock...
|Take a compass, set
to the distance from center to a corner, and mark arcs
from each corner that resemble a flower.
Then draw a line connecting the points where the arcs touch an edge...this line is perpendicular to the corner-to-corner lines.
|Here is my CTD lay
out on a squared piece of pine.
|Then the CTD blank is
laid into the V90° bench appliance.
The edge is then planed down to the line...used LV jack.
I tend to roll plane surface away from me.
Any error gets amplifies as you rotate surfaces.
One new face...needs three more...first effort resulted in a poor hexagon...
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