sharp tools and shy tenons.
So once more we move on, with wood and with love.
The very special woman, and I went for a walk in the forest, and both fell in love.
In this tree.
But at the end also in each other.
So I smile as I work on, on the meditation stools.
Her name is Line, guess it is a good match in English, the vintage architect and his Line.
So back in the shop it is time to trim the shoulders, and all woodworking starts with sharp tools.
So the Japanese wet stones soak while I smoke a good tobacco.
Then sharpening on 1000 stone.
And finally the paring chisel gets a hone on an 8000 stone and a finish touch on my strap.
And so with a razor sharp chisel, the shoulders are trimmed.
It could also be done like this, but honestly, I begin to love the sharp chisel more.
Ready for next step.
Time for a workshop dinner…
Lamb, artichokes, home baked bread and red wine, life sure is sweet.
It is hard to drag me home these days, look at that wonderful pile of shaves from this project.
Now I mark up the shoulders, since the sides are in an angel, and this will slip out the joint.
Now marking the tenons on the seats, so mortises can be made to fit.
So time to bang away some wood.
First inside the line, this will make you able to adjust later, and also it will give you the chance to pare the sides and so get sharp edges.
Once sides are set, remove wood.
Set your square to the desired deepness.
And check often as you go.
Look how bad the sides are, this is why we leave some for cleanup.
So here we are.
Looks like a fair fit.
The second one is not all perfect, but as you can see it is quite easy to fix.
Just pare of a little of the tenon.
And a perfect fit.
Now I can saw them off to fit the deepness of the mortises.
And I make them a little shy.
So now we are talking!
It looks like a stool.
And the fit is just perfect, it can hang there just in the friction.
This is a good place to stop now.
End of part three.
Hope this can bring some inspiration, perhaps some peaceful moments or thoughts of love.
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.