Ruhlmann, the co-inventor of our power tenon cutters, demonstrates how to make a rustic chair with mortise and tenon joinery. He begins with a discussion of selecting invasive saplings, then provides guidelines for a chair's dimensions, and talks about the importance of having a sketch of the project and using story sticks.
Basic steam bending techniques are used to obtain desired curves, and tips are given on assembly, final shaping, glue-up and finishing — right down to how to weave the seat. In addition to the power tenon cutter method, he also explains the age-old practice of whittling a tenon.
Length: 30 minutes.