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  1. Thanks for the input, and info on the glass making process. I had read that elsewhere, but now I think I understand it better. I am going to try using caulk. I understand the difference between the dado and the rabbet, but for some reason only looked at the dado.
  2. About 20 years ago, I was given about 20 pieces of "bulls eyes" glass panels (8.5" x 8.5"). The previous owner had wrapped them in newspaper and stored them in a box. As best I can determine, they may be 200 plus years old. They are orange, and have a bulls eye in the center where the blob of glass was attached to a pipe during the creation process. They have bubbles, and unfortunately, they are not flat. Some of the edges are bowed, as much as 3/8", so a dado to hold them might have to be 1/2" or so, or else be hand cut to fit the bend. (These panes are not mine, I found them on the inte
  3. Thanks for the reply. The 2 pieces of wood were 2x6's. I did decide that although the screws were fairly long, 5 or 6 inches, that I wanted more security. So I used some 2" metal banding that's used for connecting deck lumber somehow. I bent it over the joint, covering the screws. It looks secure....for now. As far as experience, I once made a shelf by putting 2 "L" brackets on the wall and covering them with a piece of 3/4" particle board. Does that count? I also made a cutout of Ben Franklin for cub scouts, although my father did the band saw work. I probably should've taken wo
  4. Hello, Recently I made a swing chair with a high back. So far, it still works, and no one has gotten hurt. However I would like to make another similar chair but I'm not sure the back supports are connected to the seat supports in the best fashion. I've attached a drawing of the supports for clarity (I hope). I used some 4" screws coming through the back support (figure A), going into the seat support. I am guessing that figure B would not be as secure. In anyone's opinion, what are the best options of fashioning this connection? The only constraint (besides knowing how) I h