Hello everyone. Been a long time since I’ve posted because it’s been a long time since I’ve done any woodworking. Discovered fly fishing this year. Well I got out into the shop and cleaned up a little and started work on the back of the chair. I marked out the joinery for the mortise and tenons and hogged out the mortise waste with a drill press then tried to square it up with a chisel. I’m rusty and messed up one of the mortises a little so that got me thinking about a better way. If I’m going to make a lot of Arts & Crafts stuff I should have a way to make quick accurate mortises. Instead of throwing money at it and buying a chisel mortiser I think I’m going to make a horizontal slot mortiser out of mdf. I found some plans on Fine Woodworking and I will base it off that. Here’s a couple pictures of what it looks like now. My wife asked if I could make two. Sure why not.
Some chair back parts.
-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.