The shaping is completed and the dry fit is done. The shaping went fairly smooth until I came to do the arches on the top rails. That bit Paul talked about needing a round bottom spokeshave needs to be taken to heart. I made it thru without one, but it was a little dicey. All chisel and scraper work for me. I’ll be buying a round bottom spokeshave before I build anymore stools like this.
Greg, nice work. I’ve done tight radius smoothing using, stop cuts and a chisel and when I get to final shaping I use a half round rasp and a half round file, sandpaper to finish. I use inexpensive 20 dollar rasps and files. A rounded Spokeshave is on my wish list but for the moment I make due withe above.
Legs and rails are cut and fitted. The seat blank is glued up and ready to for shaping. So far all is coming together pretty well. Make sure to sharpen your tools as you go.
<P>Now I need to make patterns for the shaping stage of the build.</P>
<P>I’m using up the scrap pieces I have in the shop, so its a little ugly but a good coat of milk paint will fix that.</P>
That looks great. I hope that isn’t your blood on that panel on the left.