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A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft By Roy Underhill
Chair Bottoming - A - B
Start the warp of the chair bottom from front to back.
Each run must be pulled as tight as possible and pushed up against the preceding split. When you get toward the front you'll find the warp splits getting very tight and you may have to use a stick to pry open the space to push the last splits through. When you get to the end of the last run, weave the loose end underneath, double it back and tuck it under, and sit down.
|Tied splices are quick and strong, but you need to buy or make string.||When you reach the far back corner from where you began, simply come down and up around on the side to begin the interweaving.|
|Pull each split tight as you go.||A doubled plain weave on the underside saves having to think.|
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"The Woodwright's Companion: Exploring Traditional Woodcraft" By Roy Underhill
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