Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
For those of you well versed in late 90's hip-hop/rap, this post title is for you (you all know who you are). I hit a big milestone on the rocker build tonight and got the joinery cut into both rear legs. Due to the curvature of the rear legs, I had to build a crosscut dado sled with jig insert to hold the rear legs square to the blade while cutting the dados in the face and side of each leg.
I still have a TON of work to do, but it feels good to see the chair parts starting to come together to form a single piece of furniture. Now that the joinery is done for the main components, I can start to work on the stylistic features, like tapering the legs and cutting the curves on the edges of the seat. At times, the number of steps involved involved in this project seem a bit overwhelming, but nights like tonight are reassuring that the end goal is achievable. Like the tagline says... "I'm about 90% sure that I can pull this off."