Blacker House Chair #1: Shaping the back leg.

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Blog entry by Jeff Waggoner posted 02-25-2012 04:36 AM 10142 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Where possible we used one leg to mark out the other.

He then cut to that line on the band saw and smoothed it back to the line with a variety of hand tools.

To get the twist in the leg that it needed to meet the crest rail he cut to a line on the top and was careful to hold it at an angle so as not to cut into it at the bottom.

This established the two edges with a bump in the middle. He them covered that area with yellow chalk and tried to plane, scrap, spoke shave it down evenly saving the edges for last. They are still rough at this point but the basic shape is established. Once the crest rail is shaped he can come back and do the final smoothing.

Next is the back splat. Here is a sneak peek.

Coloring your drawing may seem a little over the top but with all the lines we were having trouble seeing what was wood and what was space to tell if we liked the design .

-- Jeff Waggoner,

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#1 posted 04-05-2012 09:41 PM

Just seen you on Popular Woodworking. Fine job. You have to be very proud. :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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