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.
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-
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