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The Architect’s Chair – Part Five

March 25, 2015

I managed to complete the chair seat, the upper hub and support arms,

when I returned to my Toronto shop and continued working on this project.

Upon my arrival back to the city, I roughed out the legs to begin the lower joinery.

With the legs rough sawn, I traced the profile using a full size drawing and pattern.

This is the same profile shape I used on the front braces on my  Architect’s Table ,

and the process of making these legs was basically the same.

I used a bow-saw to rough out the shape, and refined the lines with a spokeshave and card scraper.

From there, I marked-out the four sliding dovetails in the middle walnut hub.

These will hold the legs in place.

Sawing the dovetail sockets in the middle, walnut hub.

Sawing the dovetail sockets in the middle, walnut hub.

Sawing the dovetails into the top of the legs.

Sawing the dovetails into the top of the legs.

Four legs dovetailed into the middle walnut hub. This is only a dry fit and the tops will be planed flush later on in the project.

After the sliding dovetail joinery was complete,

I dimensioned the stock for the cross members on the lower frame.

That will be next time…

Here’s a video showing a few of the the steps mentioned above-

enjoy~

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