ZigZag fanny test #1

It’s been a while since my last update; I’ve been traveling, and I hit some snags in the production line. It turned out that the clever joint I created just wasn’t going to work, and I decided I really did need to bolt the acutely-angled zigzag joints, as shown in the first fully assembled chair below.

the first chair assembled dry

the first chair assembled dry

In this view the pieces have been trimmed to their final dimensions. Here we can see the chair’s graceful proportions. It spreads out towards the knee and gathers itself in at the waist and heel.

fully assembled and glued, but still unfinished

fully assembled and glued, but still unfinished

Unfortunately, there is just a bit too much spring in the joints, and they creak ominously. I’ll need to brace the zigzags a little more stiffly by increasing the size of the triangle in the joints.