A reader named Jason Stick (he claims that’s his real name) pointed out an error in ‘The Stick Chair Book’ that I’d like to point out to you.
On page 494 of the chapter on the lowback, the text says the resultant angle for the front legs is 25°, and the resultant for the back legs is 28°. But in the drawings, the resultant is shown at 23° for both.
Here’s the good news: Either will work. Use the 23° resultant if you want to match the cherry lowback shown on the opening page of the chapter. Use 25° and 28° if you want a little more dramatic rake and splay to the legs. I used more drama when I built the first two prototypes of this chair, but then dialed it back for the final chair. I did this mostly so the resultants would match two other chairs in the book (for the sake of simplicity).
Shame on me for not catching this inconsistency, which will appear in the first edition. Bad Zoot!
Printer update: The book is due to ship from the printing plant’s dock on Nov. 5. We are fortunate that it’s Nov. 5 of this year and not next year.
— Christopher Schwarz
12 thoughts on “‘The Stick Chair Book’ Errata”
An error? Thats it im cancelling my preorder! Ha
Sorry. We already spent your money on blow.
So THAT’S what went on in the back room at the open house.
(I only got a cookie)
The quest for the holy grail always gets you in trouble. Bad, bad, Zoot.
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Will the digital copy be updated for download?
LAP, will there be enough paper for the Tool Box Book?
Wow what timing! I think I re read those pages 20 times today while working on the chair. I split the difference instead and so far i like it.
My impoverished descendant: ‘I have a first edition of the Stick Chair Book for sale’. Suspicious Bookdealer: ‘Is it the 25/28?’ Descendant: ‘Yep’. Bookdealer: ‘I can offer you 100 million and no more.’
Does that mean Megan’s book will be out December 7?
Holy crap ! Next you’ll be telling me you are getting a vanity plate !
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