back to it again with this one! got the other three chairs taken apart, and sanded to bare wood again (to a 220 grit). luckily, a water based dye did not sink at all into the white oak. tomorrow starts the finishing.
cut the chair back tops to length, and cut the tenons yesterday. cut the mortises for the back spindles today, and will start the finishing process tonight. once those are ready, i can start assembling, and upholstering the chairs, and still beat brent's record....
okey-day, stained them last night, and hit them with the kona gel stain today. the 2 coats of garnet shellac will go on tomorrow. got the second coat on the rest of the parts today. hope to start assembly tomorrow. good thing i think, these warmer temps, the shellac is getting baked on, in the really warm garage.
set up, and glued the cross supports for the table. set up one of the chairs, to make sure seat cushion supports are the right size. also found out the tenons for the new tops are a shade too big, just have to sand them a little bit.