It seemed like the carving of the curved settee seat was a good candidate for a photo essay. I have been saving this design, and the wood for the seat for a special occasion, so documenting the progress has been rather natural. The tools that I mention are used to arrive at the stage pictured immediately beneath.
Here is the adze work. You can still make out the kerf that I made with a circular saw to define the depth of carving.
Here is the result of the inshave. I only work to remove and refine the adze work, preferring to let the travisher do the majority of the surfacing.
The surface below has been shaved with the travisher. It is a fast and consistent way to hog off material and leave a uniform surface.
Finally the spokeshaves and even a block plane come in to smooth the surface.
Here is the piece as it stands now, all the parts are made and the bent parts, such as the curved stretchers seen in clamps, are drying. I will hopefully get the whole thing together on Monday after the parts have thoroughly dried. Until then, there are lots of spindles to shave.