Splats for days!
The title of this post is quite literal and I've spent the past few days laminating the back splats. As of tonight, I have four splats laminated and a fifth splat is clamped to the form and drying. I need a total of six splats to make up the back support of the chair. I had a bit of an issue with the first splat that I glued up and the (3) 1/8" strips did not stay aligned when I clamped them to the form. This might not seem like a big deal, but the splat ended up being too narrow after I milled off the uneven edges.
Luckily, I have plenty of extra material to cut (3) more 1/8" strips to make a 7th splat and I'll just discard the first "mistake splat." To avoid repeating my mistake, I now use a small clamp at each end of the splat to hold the strips in alignment while I'm clamping them to the form. I should have the splat laminating done by Saturday...hopefully. Then it will be on to laminating the runners.