|New insert in place.|
|With my Veritas fence and hold-fasts installed.|
One thing that was holding me up was the router table. My original Jessem had developed a hump in the middle of the metal plate which I think must have been there all along. after months of run-around by Jessem I finally ended up buying a new router insert as they could not help me at all.
This meant a new router top for my tablesaw as the new plates are the new industry-standard insert size. I made a new top from a couple 1/2" baltic birch pieces laminated together and covered with laminate. I used the Jessem template to rout the opening, added a few t-slots and I was back in business.
Back to Chair Building
Here are a few pictures to show the progress as things moved along.
|The seats with the joinery cut and the front legs test-fitted.|
The holes in the seat will define the depth for me in the carving phase.
|Two hours from the previous picture to this point. |
The seat is rough-carved, ready for some assembly.
|Test fitting of the front and back legs, as Norm would say -|
"ready for some assembly".
|Before gluing the legs have been rough shaped on the spindle sander,|
to make less work carving on the assembled chair. Here the back legs
are being glued on.
|The arms rough shaped, glued and screwed on,|
Ready for some serious grinding and carving work.
|The backs glued and screwed in place, ready to remove all the|
bits that don't look like a chair.