This is part nine in this series. If you havn’t already seen them, don’t forget to browse the other eight by clicking on the “Part” links above.
I was distracted in March with three birthdays (including my 50th) and a lot of other things that spring brings around. My family visited from the four corners of the earth and in keeping with the Chico tradition we had a big party. So there is a big blank space in this series but not to worry, there was nothing to miss!
So on Sunday I layed in the top stretchers with a dovetail. Here are a few photos of the series of events.
I didn’t get a picture but I started by cutting inside the lines with my sweet little back saw. Then I chopped out the waste with my new AI chisels.
I chopped and pared and chopped and pared. . .
I missed the photo where I cut the dovetail on the stretcher but here is the finished result.
The camera makes this stretcher look like it is a way different color. It is different but not that bad. I will have some color matching to do when I finish the piece. I will likely use an aniline dye.
I hope this wets your appetite Robb! I will start getting busy again.
-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net