The seat blank was created from two pieces of chestnut. After milling the blank to rough size the mortises were created for the leg tenons [see earlier posts].
Three holes were drilled as guides for the deepest area of scooping. A #9 curved gouge was used to rough out the interior shape, followed by sanding and scraping. The external shape was cut at the bandsaw, then shaped with spokeshave, rasps and sandpaper.
In the gallery below is an image of seat with legs in place. This gave me an opportunity to assess the look. Next up: glue and wedges.