Friday, January 30, 2015

Crank Up the Sawmill

From this:

To this:

As usual, the parts were all in there, I just needed to take them out. Project Easy Rider kicks off. With a behemoth 3.5" thick slab of Western Maple that Chainsaw Dan kindly passed onto me a few years ago. Here's a few pics of the pattern making and the rough mill:

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dickies Workwear!!

Karen made the mistake of pointing out the Dickies canada shopping site to me. all kinds of clearance deals.

Day Dreaming

Is this the beginnings of chair No. 4?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Finding the Flow

This is where the hard and soft lines start to present themselves. It's also where I may need to park this ultra-marathon-Leadville-equivalent project for a while given that my skin wants nothing more to do with Black Walnut. Just as things are getting exciting. A few pics of blending the front legs with the seat after 'legging up'. Sam's contruction techniques meant the glue-up is a bit of a non-event; slap on some tightbond and drive the screws home. The arms and spindle/headrest assembly will be more interesting no doubt. lots more material to remove before be some point...