There's still plenty of time, though, I think you probably still have a few hours depending on your time zone!
I have no problem with this. On the other hand, maybe that's my problem. Woodworking as a hobby is at the mercy of whatever else life is throwing at us.
The good news for me is that I made some real progress today, as it has been more than a week since I have been able to spend any time on this project.
|Mark all to length at once. It's faster and more accurate.|
|It's amazing how good results you can get with accurate layout.|
|Back to my Moxon vise for the octagons.|
|Finished off with a pollisoir.|
|I spent five minutes making this jig, and most of that was digging through my scrap bin.|
|I also spent ten minutes looking for a piece of string in my shop.|
|I had success by checking my angle about every turn or two.|
|Look! A piece of wood with sticks in it!|
|Maintaining the perfect angle on the sightline.|
I am happy with the look, except I suspect the chair legs will be a little less then 30 inches apart from each other when the legs are cut to size. Maybe next time I'll move the legs in even farther.
|Really starting to resemble a chair!|
Caleb James posted a video of Peter Galbert demonstrating this technique the other day, so I thought I would do it just as he said.
|The idea is to start by driving cuts to depth, followed by scooping everything out across the grain.|
Drew Langsner says to go shallower when using a hard wood, but I decided to go deep on this seat. One reason is that it is so thick, the leg tenons don't come all the way out.
|I took a break long enough to take a close up of Tim Manney's adze.|
|Pay no attention to the mess in the background.|
Birdcage Side Chair.
Ray Schwaneberger's chair is coming along.