|Near the Alpspitze in Garmisch today.|
Before we headed off to the mountains, I thought I would try to get somewhere with my Welsh stick chair. I have been able to spend only about an hour on it since I brought this thing home from Denmark. Happily, I got almost a whole day in the shop with it.
|Boring Arm Rail Holes|
I bored some holes in the arm rail. I built the jigs in Drew Langsner's book to help hold it in the right spot so I could just eyeball the angles the holes needed to be. That was easy enough.
|Now the hard part.|
|Still a problem.|
Plan 'B' was to take the arm rail off and eyeball the angles, so that's what I did. I thought that if I used the extension, I might be a bit more accurate on the angles, which not only worked, it made me feel better about having blown my hard-earned moolah on a useless tool.
|A bonus on this shot, you get to see the pristine state of my shop.|
|It seems to have worked.|
|Potential for disaster? Naaah - I just squeezed some glue in there, got the sticks in place and clamped it back together.|
Here is the state my chair now is in:
|Starting to look like a chair.|
The only bit of construction left on this chair is to attach the crest, which glues directly to the arm rail.
I will still have a lot of work left on shaping everything to it's final shape. Things need to be a bit rounder for comfort, and I need to think of something to prevent me from winning a Darwin Award while it is sitting in my dining area.