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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. The tail end, held down here by my right thumb, will be secured by the side-to-side weaving.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.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, for a herringbone weave, go over two, under two and then get out of step by one on the next go-round.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.Pull each split tight as you go.A doubled plain weave on the underside saves having to think.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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