My friend Ken has succesfully used the jig I made to glue up the curved bench seats. They are made from solid black walnut strips, and the seats are close to 2″ thick after finish sanding. He has come up with a great design for the three bench legs. The two outside legs are tubular, and the center piece is pie shaped. He asked me to build these components in the shop, and to get them ready for nickel plating. Because of the mirror finish, everything has to be as smooth and consitent as possible. I made a trial piece first, and now I’m working on the actual pieces. Here are some pictures of the process!