|Upper and lower backrest rails with templates
I sawed some relief cuts and chopped out the bulk of the waste with a 1" chisel. I have a tough time chiseling "flat". That is, I chisel deeper on one side than the other. So I try to get close to the line on one side, then the other.
|Chiseling to the lines
|One side of a slat shaped, other side prepped to be done
|Four upper chair rails and four lower chair rails
|Backrest assembly dry fit
|Two tenons not co-planer
So I decided to glue up the backrest subassembly and dry fit that with the entire back assembly to keep things in alignment. Hopefully this doesn't put some twist in the back assembly.
|Only the backrest subassembly is glued, it is not glued into the legs
Tomorrow I'll be shaping the front legs and back legs and hopefully getting the whole thing glued up. Until then, ...