An intensive day. I was determined to complete the job today, so I was out there bright and early, ‘garmented up’ against the cold. I first balanced the seat on a suitable block of wood and held the legs in different places until I was happy with the positions and angle. Then, using this home-made angle thingy and some pencil marks, I was able to drill the holes in the right place at the chosen angle. An extra pair of hands helps immensely with this!
Some shaping and sanding of the arm bow and then holding it in place with a quickly made rig:
Drilling the four back holes through the arm bow at 102 degrees, and then into the seat:
The last few holes for the side sticks, into the seat:
Hanging together loosely. I do like the style of the comb-back stick chair and I particulary like to see the long sticks curving inwards to the crest. I was concerned that the pine wouldn’t cope with the bending, but it all seems fine.
And here are the scraps I had left over from the 8’ of 2×4…
I’m now engaged in the finishing process. For speed, I’m using a water based varnish, rubbing down between coats. I’ll give an overall wax polish maybe tomorrow.
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