A reader found an error in the full-size patterns for “The Stick Chair Book.” Here’s the fix.
The plans for the Six-stick Comb-Back were scaled down slightly by the printer. None of the other five patterns are scaled down – they are correct. We’re not sure how this happened, but oh well. The patterns for the six-stick chair show the seat at 19” wide instead of 20”. The other parts on that page are also scaled down slightly.
- Ignore the error. The slight scaling won’t change the chair much. I’ve made chairs with narrower seats with no problem.
- Download an unscaled pattern for free via this link. Get it printed out at your local reprographics firm. And next time you’re in town I’ll buy you a coffee or beer to make up for the added expense.
- Use the seat pattern for the lowback instead. It is the same size and shape. The legs are in the same place. The spindles on the seat are the same space apart (3” on centers). The only thing you’ll have to do is step off one more spindle on both sides of the spindle deck.
Apologies for the error!
— Christopher Schwarz
17 thoughts on “Scaling Error in the the Full-size Patterns”
Good to know. That was the next one on the list to build.
I would normally scream at such an error, but I’m only at the level of making boxes and spoons and buying books from LAP… so I’ll hold my peace. I will however look you up for a cup of coffee if I ever get a chance to. Whatever gets me some time with you, I’ll jump on it.
Meanwhile, thank you for being real and human. I’ll still continue buying books from LAP because I love them! Have a good day sir.
Thanks for the fixes!
What a drag. I wish I could not relate.
Great. I was afraid I was going to have to make my ass an inch smaller.
And on that day, the Buttshave was born.
No, it was born long ago in the Mediterranean..oh that’s a different kind of shave..
Ah ha! Thanks for the heads up. I just got started on mine, might just roll with it (less to saddle).
Didn’t buy the book, don’t make chairs but good on you LAP. I love your approach.
I downloaded and replaced the sheet in my package. I noticed that the original sheet already had a delta 1 mark. Should the new revision have a delta 2 mark? (nerdy draftsman question)
If you read the posting, you would realize there is no drawing error and hence no revision to the drawing.
Spinal tap might disagree
I want to take the file to the printer’s but last time I asked them to print a cabinetmaker’s scale os an 11×14 sheet of cardstock they printed it in a size that could fit on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 with room to spare. If I gat them to print this on a draftsmans blueprint sheet of paper, is there a scale that should be 1″ exactly that I can ask them to print to? Or is there a place on the sheet with a known dimension that they can measure on screen before printing to get accurate dimension?
The seat is 16″ x 20″.
I would try to find an architectural printing service. The one we use asks the paper size of the originals, in this case 34″ x 22″, if printed that size you should be fine. I would also stress the need for the prints to be full size, 1:1, if possible. It’s also super easy to to submit the job online. These places are built around processing jobs like this.
I’ve got the book & drawings on my Christmas wish list… if Santa grants me my wish I’ll download the file & hit my local reprographics firm – just for coffee & beer w/ the Schwarz!
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