Overall, I got lots done: steam bending, stretchers made and mounted, and the seat bowl carved.
Another couple of weeks of this and I'll be done. Too bad I fly on Sunday.
Ty had the brilliant idea of using a plastic bag as a steam box, as the pipe Jonas used for his bending wasn't wide enough for my crest rail.
|Just a plastic bag full of steam.|
|Close up. I tied it shut loosely with a string and poked some pinholes for the water to drain.|
|It seems to have worked.|
|Octagonal stretchers with a tenon shaped on the dowel plates.|
|Drilling contraption #1. It works, but is complicated and it would be easy for something to go wrong.|
|Drilling contraption #2, this worked perfectly and was a bit safer.|
|Rough crest rail out of the bending form.|
|Here's what woodworking blogging looks like.|
|Stretchers glued up, they fit.|
|Adzing out the rough stuff.|
|Travishing across the grain to remove the adze marks.|
|Jonas and his pattern copier.|
|Four identical legs.|
|Olav's shavehorse is making progress. I had to laugh watching him drill a 2" hole with a cordless drill. Somehow it worked.|
|Ty's chair is going to be freaking cool.|