This morning I had an appointment, but before I left I unclamped yesterday’s glue-ups and glued up another back piece and the last two seat frames. When I returned it was time to peg the seat frames for which I made a jig. Always save your scrap! You never know when you’ll need to make a jig.
[Below] This jig is only used to mark where I want to drill the holes for the pegs. It makes them more evenly spaced than exactly positioned.
[Below] The jig is just a double ended affair with a stop and two screws protruding out to make a mark. I only have to press the correct end against the board. (Two ends because of the narrower front piece.)
[Below] The marks are made with the jig and then drilled out using my specialized leg clamps.
[Below] It’s not so important that holes are exactly straight (plumb and level) as long as they stay within the wood. Theoretically slanted would hold better than perpendicular ones. The blue tape flag is on the bit to help keep the hole depth uniform.
[Below] Each seat frame needs 8 dowels. They can be cut with a hand saw or a band saw. (You can actually use any method preferred, even a flint knife, but these are my two go to cutting devices.) ;-)
[Below] I once saw a tip that normal smooth dowels can be made into fluted dowels by crimping them with an ordinary pliers.
[Below] After being glued and driven in the dowels stand proud by about 1/4 inch. I’ll cut them flush before sanding the frame tomorrow.
[Below] The two last frames are glued up and the four from yesterday are pegged with dowels and setting up.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!