Bannister back chair – dry fit back assembly
Today was fit up day. The good news is that everything seemed to fit pretty well. Assembly required only a little gentle tapping. The rear seat rail is of white oak. Reason being? It was laying under the lathe.
The rear of the crest rail is straightforward. Piercings are “heavily” beveled. The “flower” at the top is developed on the back. A closer look at the balusters will show a lamb’s tongue on the lower pommel. I’d like to say that this was a critical design consideration. But the truth is that I inadvertently bumped the pommel with the tip of a skew as I was moving the tool rest. Lesson: don’t move the tool rest while the stock is turning. Lesson: Turn an accident into a design detail….
Tomorrow starts the front assembly. Whew, this fast paced production is wearing me out!