Some very handsome-looking sections have come out of the half butt I’ve been working with:
In fact there’s hardly anything left now but hewn sapwood and bark:
I have also been making the pegs for jointing, here is a sample.
I’ve done a lot of shaving making too, using
three four planes: an adapted scrub plane, a rough jointer, a fine jointer with a very narrow mouth and a little smoothing plane. All wooden, very easy on the hands and good to use now I’ve finally mastered sharpening and setting, and the old trick of beeswax on the sole (thanks David). Lovely green oak shavings all over the bodgery, the odour is incredible.
(Did I notice you nearly falling over at 2:15? – Ed)
So Now I have all the components worked up for the base of the chair prior to jointing. Here are the two back legs and the back rail. Remember I want this to stay upright by keeping lots of weight in the base.