It's been a very busy week, crammed full of all sorts of important bits n bobs. The boot bench progress is coming along steadily. The spindles all have a lovely finish now that I've sanded them with 120, 180 & 240 grit. All the components are pretty much done, now it's time for the jigsaw puzzle of making them all fit beautifully together. Firstly, the holes for the dowelled joints. A few jigs and drill supports needed to be made to make sure there was no tear on either side of the hole. The holes obviously want to be lined up and square so my legs go in the same direction, quite a bit of time was spent centring and squaring up each spindle. With a newly sharpened forester bit, I'm really happy by how they turned out.
After a little bit of sanding back and dry clamping up I had the essentials all in place and labeled. This is the really exciting bit when you start to see the design come off the page and into the real world. From this stage I can reassess the construction schedule, theres going to be a lot of bits and angles that must be glued up just right, at the right stage.
Last thing of the week, create Jig no.4 for the angled joints in the seat... Looking forward to Monday