Tuesday, January 31

Work day begins: 7:15 AM Just a little e-mail to handle this morning, including a bid request for a custom doll house display table. A fire is going out in the shop, so we will be warm despite the grey, cold, rainy morning. The radio says the rain may turn to snow as temperatures drop off during the day. Today we’ll take another stab at completing and fitting the tenons on Iliff’s rocking chair. Lunch Time Things are going well. The back assembly is trimmed and dry fitted. This is the most complex assembly. No great challenges or disappointments so far. Workshop closes: 4:00 PM We got all of the tenons trimmed and the dry fitting done. The whole chair fits together nicely, and I see no problems to correct, so I’ve knocked the chair back apart and tomorrow we’ll proceed to the first sanding. Now I need to go update the project article and post these notes. To view the detailed construction article on this piece, click here.

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