Adirondack Chair - Part 3 - The Wood Whisperer Guild Build

I decided that I procrastinated enough on machining all the material for the chair, so I dedicated some time to finishing it all off. With everything machined to the correct width and thickness, my attention turned back to the front leg details. Following The Wood Whisperers' instructions on building a jig to cut the details with a router, the process went quickly and smoothly. My only deviation from Marc's plan was using CA glue instead of wood glue to assemble to jig. I was feeling impatient and when I'm feeling impatient I grab a bottle of CA glue. The jig was built and in use in under 30 minutes.

Side legs were next on the agenda and I was reminded of the old adage of 'measure twice, cut once'. I carefully marked out all the cuts and jointery, but a 1 1/16" became a 2 1/16", and I didn't notice until I was half way through the cut on the table saw. Thankfully it was the cut at the back end of the leg and the only consequence is the leg is now 1" short. Functionally the chair will be fine and it won't be noticeable.

After all the detail and jointery was completed on the side legs, my attention turned to the front apron. I've been looking forward to this part of the project as these two cutouts represented a new challenge for me. Like all woodworking, it was just a series of steps and the process was much easier than I expected. I must say that I am very happy with the result.

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