Settle Bench. Part 2.

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After the top has been made fasten it securely to the two cross braces (K). Because the fastening system used here must accommodate movement across the width of the top, we have chosen to use screws inserted through the top, countersunk and then plugged. A fixed center screw is inserted to equalize movement, while the outer screw hoies are elongated (slotted) to accommodate this movement. The fastening detail shows a cross section of these slotted screw holes. When elongating the screw holes take care that they are indeed slotted and not merely enlarged, lest the screw shoulder have no surface to bear on.

Now use the iathe to turn the four hinge pins (M), as shown in the grid pattern detail. If you do not have a lathe these hinge pins can be rough shaped with a draw knife. Bore 1 in. holes through the cross braces and ends, making at. с -nut the holes ate properly aliened so the hinge pins fit easily through. This is best accomplished by temporarily clamping the top in place and then boring through both pieces at once.

Finish the settle bench to your own taste. If you use a soft wood such as pine for the construction, polyurethane finish will help protect the surface.

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