Monday, October 29, 2012

Taking shape

A few in-progress chair 1.1 pics: Compound angle joinery on the mortiser; Cleaning up the bandsawn curve on the back legs. Ganging up the back legs with double sided tape & shaping together kept things consistent, and it's good practise cutting to your line on the bandsaw; Bent lamination; mitered double bridles coming together; pile of parts with joints fitted, ready for pre-finish and glue-ups.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Winding Up



Just as well summer finally came to a gruesome, abrupt end. All that glorious weather did nothing for shop productivity. Realising I needed to capitalise on monsoon season and gain some traction, I dragged a bunch of Elm slabs into the shop hoping that something will transpire. Lots of rough milling so far (with a fair share of time spent staring at the slabs planning the cuts). While the kitchen buffet/sideboard parts rest and acclimatise, I've started on chair #1.1 after refining the design and introducing some compound angled joinery.