Time to add the taper to the back legs, but first I wanted to see how the chair would feel to sit in:
Exactly what I was hoping for. You just seem to melt right into it. Even without the back upholstered it felt great.
Now to the tapering operation. As it is right now the back of the chair is square. I want to add a little lightness to is so from the lower back rail to the top I am going to add a 1/2” taper on each side for a 1” total.
So the first thing I did was to draw a line for the taper. Then I double checked and checked it again. I don’t want to have to make them again.
Then at the bandsaw I just roughed them out.
I was thinking about just running them through the tablesaw, but I would have to tilt them in the middle of the cut to cut everything. I decided against it after a couple of times pretending like I was cutting it. I could have just used a hand plane, but that looked like a lot of work, so I decided to use the planer. I just used a sled that I already made and added to it what I needed to do the job.
It took some head scratching to figure it out, but I turned out to be real simple. I took a 1/2” dowel and set the pieces on it at the point I wanted my taper to start. then I added a 1” spacer under the top giving me my 1/2” taper. Then it was just a matter of adding something underneath it for support. Then I screwed everything in place.
Here is my first pair out of the planer:
And finally all of them complete:
Next it’s time to take that material I was gluing up in the last part to make some rails.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX