Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday crafts

I have been on vacation all week getting lots of sleep.  I have been working on this stocking holder - accomplishing something!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Building Chairs is Hard Work

I'm hoping to have more a substantive post in the near future on the chairs I am building.

I went through a bunch of wood in trying to build the back of a chair until Pamela convinced me I needed to buy a jigsaw (she was right).

I've now got the frame of a nice chair together, but I'm struggling with the chair back and the seat.  I want the chair back to be curved, so I'm trying to use a combination of jigsaw and wood files to accomplish that.  Not sure if I'll have anything respectable looking though.

The seat should be a tough one too - perhaps I'll cut three boards that will be glued together after I take a jigsaw and files to them to create the right profile.

Wish me luck.