joining and meditation on love.
In this last part, the seat and leg will be joined, and the finale will be Line and the architect meditating on love.
It was not only beauty we saw on our walk, the beast is always hiding in reality.
See if you can find it on this photo…
Since I want hidden joints and like them wedged, I saw some spurs for the wedges.
This will give a strong joint.
Then some small pieces of hardwood.
Making them wedge shaped.
And with the tops cut off, so that they are just a little higher than the tenons.
Glue, plenty of it.
Then the seats were beaten on to the legs, so that the wedges come into action.
While drying I clamp them.
A little misfit, guess that it what happens…
So time for some magic.
Sawdust and glue, mixed into a paste.
And put all the way around, this to make it tight and beautiful.
Marking for the pin, and thinking of my friend Jim.
Drilling for the pin.
Pin is applied glue and beaten in.
Then sawn of.
And finally trimmed.
This means the joining is done.
Next step is to finish the base.
First I make sure it is straight, by measuring from both ends down.
And marking a straight line.
Since I want the seats to be in an angel forward, I decide the angel and mark this.
With a marking knife scoring the line.
Marking the saw cut again.
Sawing so that the leg gets its final size.
Since I want the base to end elegant, I mark up a line all around.
And plane in an angel up to this line.
For finishing the wood I use a card scraper.
And trimming with a chisel free hand.
Remember to dip the chisel in camellia oil, this will make it easier to cut.
Here we are the final stool.
With my MaFe branding burned into the wood.
On the shop floor, here, booth.
And finally Line and I are able to sit there and meditate.
While I have been building the chairs, the love has grown and we are now sitting on each our chair but walking the same path together.
I guess this picture says more than I can explain with words.
Thank you for watching this little blog of woodworking, walks in the forest, meditation and love.
Hope this can bring some inspiration, perhaps some peaceful moments or thoughts of love.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.