Diary of a Scottish woodcrafter. Lover of nature and wild places!!
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Looking For A Stable
On the last post I had started some hobby horses . Over the past couple of days I finished them off ,here they are ready to find a little stable to call home.
I also selected some Rowan(mountain ash) to use for legs , on the spalted beech stool top that I shaped in the previous post. I figured out the angle for the legs by eye, then set up a sliding bevel for a reference for boring the holes. Once I was happy with them I then marked them, and cut a slot in each leg for a wedge. Which tightens the joint along with the glue when you tap the leg in place. After a dry run I pondered a bit and decided to add some random bracing , this is scribed to fit the legs with my spoon carving knife. Here it is so far:)