I’m pretty close to finishing the saw arm for the Chevalet, so I figured I’d better get the rest of the project modeled in CAD so I can sort out the joinery. Things go much more smoothly in the shop when I can focus on doing rather than juggling dimensions in my head while I’m trying to saw of chisel. At least for projects with this many parts.
So I pulled the major dimensions off of the blueprints from Patrick Edwards and modeled them in CAD — adjusted for the materials I’m using.
The joinery for the “stool” portion is mortise and tenon for the stretcher and the rear leg, but the front leg connection to the seat is an odd recessed dovetail to make room for the spring arm for the rear clamp.
I’ll probably have another iteration of the plans later when I get to the clamp actuator, but this should keep me busy for a while. This version of the plans can be downloaded from here.