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Sanding Assembled Chairs

We sand the parts or areas of parts that will not need shaping after assembly to 220 grit.  But there is much final sculpting that is aggressive and requires sanding through several grits to get to 220.

There is even some sawing still to do, before we can sand.  Note the wedge securing the front leg tenon to the arm.

sawing wedgebeltsandingsanding

The back legs must be leveled to the crest.  In the process, we create a hard line to emphasize the intersection of the plane of the crest with the shape of the leg.

we sand a hard line at the crestdisc sander
sculpting the arms  

Before assembly, we fit the arms to the back legs — as closely as we dare. After assembly, we sculpt this intersection so the arms appears to grow from the leg.

We create little bevels and transistion shapes where they are needed.

sculpting bevelsbevel transitions

Once the chair is sculpted into a whole, we sand it as such.  First, with the random orbit sander, and then by hand.  The final grit is 400.

sanding with random orbitalsanding with 400 grit


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