Well, day 3 has ended and man am I tired. It was a super productive day.
The legs were formed and fitted. The biggest challenge was to mate the legs to the seat.
After hours of fiddling and using Bill’s method, all was fit perfectly. What a thrill to see the legs attached and fitting like a glove. After the legs were fit, Bill gave me another lesson in machine carving to form one back leg to the seat. Later we cur out both arms and carved the first to fit.
Enjoy the photos
front leg is marked
after band saw cut offs
a close up on the joint
back leg is cut out
creating a flat at an angle to the face. makes legs lean
finished angled surface
cutting the joint
a view of the joint
grinding a joint
leveling and sanding
legs dry fitted and one leg worked
arm blanks were doweled and dry fit
arm being marked
cutting away waste on the band saw
part two of many cuts
carved out arm
leveled and rough sanded arm
done for the day… tomorrow is more
The biggest challenge here is that I can’t actually finish the whole chair. I will UPS myself the components and when I arrive home do final gluing, shaping, sanding and finishing..
-- making sawdust....