...I can start to see that I wont achieve the perfection I was expecting from my first chairs ever… It is quite a shock! When approaching the final shape I begin to fully appreciate Sam’s talent, as the shapes prove so difficult to recreate. However, I foresee the final product to be well above zero!
Today I finished most of the shaping with rasps. Next time I attack these puppies, I will be using sanding blocks.
P.S. It is winter here in Finland, and I decided I wont risk the wood to change shape (and break the glue-ups) due to minus degrees celcius and very dry air, so I’m working inside. My shop = the boiler room is quite warm, and there’s a lot of dust flying around (despite my dust filter at full blast). So I decided it was most practical to work ‘au naturel’ to not mess up clothes with sweat and dust , and due to the heat… there’s an image for you!