Finally…..I think….Tale of the good, the bad, and the UGLY…Got all the mortises done, decided to start glueing things up…( that was the “Bad” part) tried to clamp up round posts with plain clamps…
Clamps would hold, until you looked away, then they’d flop onto the floor. Somehow got side #1 and the back to stay together long enough to pin a few joints…
Went ahead and used side #2 to clamp things up better…..That is where the ugly came in….stormed back out of the shop for a while….
OK, new day. Cleared off the benchtop….but where to set things?
Dryer looked like a good spot…until the Boss sees it….Decided NOT to fight those clamps this time around….
Bandsaw to make a bunch of these out of scraps. The “V” goes against the posts, clamp sits on the flat part….
Trick was to set two blocks, and a clamp, with just two hands, as some needed a bottom block, and a top block..
While others only needed one on a post, and then they clamped to the bench
Was able to clamp things up fairly tight. Decided to at least drill for the rung on the rear posts…
Bit is 7/8”, Brace is a 12” sweep. That top hole will be all the way through, a bottom hole will only go just over halfway through, Was “fun” getting that fat dowel through and pinned in place..
Finally the glue set up enough to allow things to be moved around a bit. Joints were pinned. Added a clamp on a diagonal to pull things closer to square….and then fitted the center support for the seat
Notched to fit, glued in place, and a screw added from underneath. Needed to start resawing slats for the seat, and lay them out…
Need to work on them a bit, yet. Might need one more. Then go out and buy screws to install them. Ends need rounded, to avoid a square corner into the back of a leg. Armrests need a bit more work..
A mortise and a tenon milled on each. Need that other front post tenoned too. Front rung needs added.
And a LOT of sanding…..those slats and the armrests took a lot of hand plane work, one armrest will need a bit more, just to thin it down to match the other one…..right now, I am soaked through, needing a shower, and plumb worn out, very busy day to day,,, more to come, so stay tuned..
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