I showed you the wood cutting in my last post. Here you can see me gluing the sides together.
Here's the bracket in operation. It's quite tight, but I'm hoping that friction will keep it where it is put.
It's upside down, but in this photot you can see me adding some extra bracing to the sides. In conjunction with fitting the front and back, I'm hoping that this thing should be solid enough to hold me.
No, this isn't arm-modification. These are the rubber feet I'm going to fit to the base. I'll most likely add a little more wood inside to take the screws, but this is a task for another day.
No, the varnish makes it look even worse! Maybe I need to let it grow on me a little? I had a suggestion from +Clint Fudge to try making a fiddle back effect by wiggling a brush over the wet stain stain. I could give it a go, but to be honest I'm not sure what I'm going to do now. Perhaps I just paint it? Maybe I leave it raw like the original Peruvian gauchos? There's still time for you to have your say. Drop me a comment.
There you go. I only need to round the body, fit the front and back, and then finish it off all like a pro! My prediction is for this to be a wrap by Christmas. Wish me luck!