Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
The arm support is screwed and glued to the roll and the wing stile. This is the very final screw.
I placed glue in the front of the arm support only and elongated the rear screw hole to allow for movement in the wider, cross grain, wing stile.
Here is the final construction ready to go to the finishing department. I will also be placing metal support brackets at various places for additional support.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
I also glued the arm posts to the seat frame. I need to attach the arm rests and add a few finishing touches and the chair will be ready for the finishing department.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
One arm roll is nearly complete. The shape was done mostly with a block plane, spoke shave and file.
Everything seems to be going together just fine.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
The wings are joined to the back frame with a compound angle mortise and tenon.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The back frame is attached with a simple scarf joint. ( the clamps are holding the back in place temporarily)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Here I am working on adding detail to the rear legs. I create reference marks to use as a guide to hand work the chamfer that you see on the right. It would Probably be easier to use a chamfer bit in a router with a stop, but I find it almost as fast and much more fun using a spokeshave.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Deep amber color obviously coarse filtered with yeast and chill haze. Great head retention and foam laces glass top to bottom. Nice malty front with an orange hop presence. Serious hoppiness. More of a kettle hop than a dry hop. Bitterness is part hops part yeasty bite balanced with malty sweetness. Enjoyable. www.smuttynose.com
Saturday, October 18, 2008
As you can see, I glued and shaped the knee blocks that extend the leg letting it flow into what will be the seat area.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
My hands really react with mahogany(turning black). If this happens to you, soap and water won't work well; use lemon juice.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Here's the leg cut on the band saw. A lot of work still left to do.
Here is the foot marked with a various reference points such as claw width, ball height, etc. I am sawing the claws to make it easy to remove waste. If you are interested in learning how to make a ball and claw foot, I would suggest buying a guide from Olde Mill cabinet shoppe at http://www.oldemill.com/. I have no affiliation with them, but they have a great book on how to make a ball and claw foot.