|View of Needles District of Canyonlands NP|
|Front leg template, copied from original|
|Lower portion of rear leg|
|Cut lines drawn on rear leg blank|
|Template for lower backrest rail|
|Bottom of the lower backrest rail|
Laying out the joinery was slow going. I was being so careful to mark on the correct faces, at the correct locations. The front leg upper rail mortises were pretty straight forward. Note in the picture that I have an extra inch or so above the top of the leg so that when I chop the mortise I won't blow out the top of the leg. For door stiles they call this extra length a "horn" and that's what I've called it here. I'll cut it off later so the top of the front legs will be flush with the top of the rails.
|Front leg upper rail mortises marked out|
|A closer view|
|Side rail (top) and back rail (lower) drawn on back leg. Notice offset tenons.|
I've put a lot of thought into the order of cutting the shapes and cutting the joinery. I sure hope I'm not missing something.
Finally for this post, this chair has a lot of angles to deal with, primarily on the shoulders of the upper and lower seat rails. Problem is, I only have one bevel gauge. So I worked out most of the angles and marked them on a piece of poster cardboard.
|Several of the angles I'll need to replicate|
Next up is my favorite part: cutting and fitting joinery. Can't wait!