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10 fig. eleven degree three three. this is often the 1st diagonal degree. Use the smaller cane. commence this level via pegging the top of the cane into the again correct nook gap. go away 3 inches less than the seat. four. To shape the diagonals lay the cane over the crossings of the 2 earlier levels. while you are engaged on a formed seat, modify the development at the aspect rails as you probably did within the six-way development. depart the nook holes open. See determine eleven. level four five. this can be the second one diagonal level. commence the cane within the again left nook gap. Weave the cane over the 1st diagonal and below the crossing of the final 3 levels. proceed this fashion till you achieve the precise facet or entrance rail. pass down whichever gap is critical to shape a real diagonal, up the adjoining gap and weave again back. proceed weaving until eventually you've gotten accomplished one-half of the seat. return to the heart and end the opposite half the seat. you've got just one strand of cane in every one nook gap. See determine 12. 6. end the seat with a binding. seek advice from the second one approach to completing within the six-way development and to determine nine. 7. to take care of the energy of the seat, hose down the bottom as soon as a month and allow it dry in a hot position. The cane will darken with age, yet a stain, oil, or varnish will be utilized to hurry up the method. fig. 12 Pre-Woven Cane Webbing this sort of caning fabric is generally utilized in the recovery of recent furnishings the place there are not any holes by which the cane should be drawn. there's a small groove round the fringe of the seat into which the pre-woven cane is pushed and held in position with a reed spline. The cane webbing can be bought in widths from twelve to thirty-six inches and in any size wanted. to figure out the dimensions that you just want in your chair, degree from the skin edges of the spline on the widest half, entrance to again, and facet to aspect. upload one inch to those measurements for using into the groove. for instance, when you've got a seat that's 12” x 12”, you will buy a section thirteen” x 13”. to buy the correct dimension spline, degree the size of the spline wanted and width of the groove. instruments 1. Hammer 2. wooden chisel a little smaller than the width of the groove three. wood wedge four. software knife five. Scissors or aspect cutters 6. high-quality grit sand paper 7. White glue — Elmer’s or any water-soluble glue approach 1. reduce away the outdated cane. get rid of the outdated spline by way of tapping calmly round its inside and outside facet with a chisel and hammer. Pry it out lightly with the chisel. be cautious to not harm the seat. Sand away any ultimate particles. this may make sure that the hot cane and spline will adhere to the skin. See determine thirteen. fig. thirteen 2. lower the pre-woven cane one-half inch higher than the outer edges of the groove. three. Soak the pre-woven cane in tepid water for roughly ten mins. get rid of it from the water and enable it drip for 2 mins prior to you utilize it. Soak the spline in tepid water for approximately twenty mins. four. position the pre-woven cane at the seat body. Line up the horizontal canes with the immediately fringe of front rail.