I have decided that I am going to put this project aside for a bit and concentrate on a different chair. After ruining my second set of back legs I need a bit of a break. The problem with Paduak is that it splinters like crazy. Love the grain lines but if you get one going in the wrong direction and hit that with a router – boom good bye piece. I am also going to put it aside until my new shop (could be a while) is completed because the red dust in my small shop is unbearable.
My next project will be another Hal Taylor Maloof but I am going to attempt the children’s verison (templates on the way). I think that I will use Cherry agian since I can get it for next to nothing.