More working with Pine #5: Posts are getting done

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-21-2016 06:46 PM 896 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Side #1 was completed today..

The tenons go into “housed’ joints, where I trim the area around the stretcher, where it meets the post.

I just saw a bit on either side, chisel a flat spot, ajust the tenon for length.

Clamped the other rocker to the completed side. had some marks to transfer over to the next set of posts.
After messing up the notches in the rocker the last time by doing the posts first. This time around, I made the notches first. Set the square to about 1/8” deep. Used the new post to gauge where, and how far down I needed to make each bridle joint. Set the entire mess aside, except for that rocker.

Chisel and or saw to start with. Then, it was all chisel and mallet

Until I had all four of these done. Then, I could work on the post’s bottom. They needed a notch cut as well..
First a bit of saw work..

Front post was almost level…back post? not so much. Cut to the depth each needed to be…now I needed to remove the waste…...chisels? Make a bunch of kerf cuts? Or, use a choping saw? tried all three…

Still needed a rasp to smooth these out. Test fit?

Not too hateful? Got both posts to fit..

back one wanted to lean back a bit. Clamped this mess to the first side. need to transfer marks showing where the stretchers are. Hmmmm, stretchers? Ooops, need to resaw a couple, first. Set the square for width.
Since the upper one is bigger. Both need jack plane work, to square them up. Then some tenons cut.

maybe tomorrow, eh? Once the tenons are done, I can chop the housed mortises for them. Debating whether to glue these two sides up, before working on the seat, and the back. Might make things a tad easier?

Have the three pieces that go under the seat to complete. Resaw some slats to seat on, too. After that?
Stay tuned…...

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