So hot today the cattle on Silsden Moor were cooling off in the flood water left over from two weeks ago! Crazy weather, but I suppose the English weather is a bit like that – it was no more than about 9 centigrade at Otley Show on Saturday, but today it’s been about 24. Very hot and sweaty for hewing oak into a storyteller’s chair. Here is the progress so far:
Today I hewed some arm rests and turned three finials so my hands are black as the fire back again. I’m aiming to get most of the parts finished in the trailer/workshop and then the kids at the commissioning school can help to put it together on Saturday. Tomorrow I need to turn another riser for the second arm-rest and make 8 one inch x 6 inch oak pegs and cut the bottom two back boards to size. The style is inspired by the 16th century great chairs, but of course is nothing like one!