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The front legs were started last night and this morning I was able to get them band sawn and roughed out. Earlier, not shown in other topics, I cut out the leg billets, cut the seat joints, and I glued an additional piece of lumber to each leg, as one piece. I'll need the additional material to accommodate the final shape and angle of the legs. I glued both legs up to one additional piece so that when they are separated, their will be a nice symmetry of grain when observed from the front or from the sitters position. I scribed a line from one end to the next diagonally, this is my band saw line. The legs are separated at the bandsaw. The legs are now free. I used a template to outline the rough shape of the front legs. The legs are cut at the band saw to rough shape. Once the profiles are cut, I scribe for the adjacent sides to be sawn. Both legs are now ready for the band saw. I also roughed in some curves to the transition, you can see the light pencil marks extended from the straight scribe lines arcing out to the edge. The legs are now cut one last time at the band saw. Once the legs are cut, some rough shaping was done at the oscillating spindle sander to get the curves where I need them. The rough fit, very rough I may add! But believe me, it all comes together eventually. If anybody has constructed a Hal Taylor chair, you should be recognizing many of the techniques by now.
The rear legs are now glued up today. These will sit over night before the clamps are removed. While these are setting up I'll be working on the front legs and head rest today. All the strength I have is exerted on these clamps. Then I'll wait 5 minutes and wrench them down more if there is room left.
Been working on a Claro Walnut rocker this morning. I have my seat shaped and sanded to 220. Working my way through the grits on my way up to 800. I'll have the seat and bottom sanded to finish, then later I'll need to shape the rest of the seat once I get the legs measured and mounted. Love the smell of Walnut in the morning!