Finished drilling the holes in the seat ends and in the base, and assembled the swing arms to see how it works. Amazingly, it swings very well and is very level with the base (one rear corner is 1/32” higher than the other 3 – I’ll call that level).
Here’s a quick video to show how well (and quietly) it swings. You can hear me stepping on hand plane shavings very clearly but the glider makes zero noise (I haven’t even WD-40’d the bearings).
Still working on the arm rests, but once those go on this project is almost completely done beyond touch ups, finish sanding, and a nice outdoor oil finish.
-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"