Oh boy!!!

Today Katie and I had our 20 week ultrasound appointment.  After much speculation and anticipation, we are thrilled to announce that we are having a baby boy!  Sitting there in the ultrasound room, watching the images of our little baby on the screen, was truly an amazing experience that I'll never forget.  We even got to see little baby "E" give a big yawn and a wave!  I'm feeling more motivated than ever to progress with the rocker build!

This past weekend was a busy one, but a good one.  I got a good chunk of shop time on Saturday and played in the annual Central Welding golf tournament on Sunday.  I even won a new putter at the tournament banquet!  All in all, a nice little weekend!

On Saturday I was able to get the seat boards crosscut to length, cut the notches in the seat boards that will accept the rear legs, made a jig for cutting the seat angle on the rear legs, and cut the final angle on the rear legs using the jig.  It feels good to be making progress on the actual chair components.  Slow and steady wins the race, right?

Seat boards cut to width and length with the seat template on top.
I dry clamped the seat boards together, then traced the inside and outside of the seat template onto the seat boards. This gives me the outside seat profile and the inside line where the seat carving will start.
Using the bandsaw to make the first cut in each of the outside seat boards to create the notches that will accept the rear legs.
Using the miter gauge on the table saw to make the second cut in each of the outside seat boards to finish off the rear leg notches.
Rear leg notches cut into the seat boards.
Here is the jig I made to hold each rear leg at the perfect angle to ensure that that the seat joint is cut consistently on each rear leg.
Rear leg clamped in jig and run through the table saw to cut the angle where the seat will join to the rear leg.
Both rear legs stacked to show that seat joint angles match. I love it when a jig works like it's supposed to!