Saturday, May 24, 2008

The photo shown is of the beginnings of my rustic chair. The stretcher parts are tenoned with the Veritas tenoner and the mortises are drilled with a 5/8" auger. At this point, I am ready to take the front and back apart for gluing and then I'll take the measurements for the front to back stretchers and determine the angles for drilling the holes. The various sticks are clamped in place to hold the front and back in position for viewing and measuring. The finished chair will be upholstered in seagrass twine, and it will have arms made from cherry, textured with the rotary chisel. In association with this chair, I'll make a variety of foot stools illustrating variations that can be applied to the making of chairs.

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