Technically, we’re trying to avoid error in this bit especially. This is the working part of our stool, the centre that the whole thing quite literally revolves around. We have a lot of very specific marking. Locate the hole for the axle before you cut anything, as you will lose some reference surfaces in the process.
Once I had everything laid out, I cut and trued the rounded ends as consistently as possible. As always, try to do both at the same time. Not only is it faster, but it will create a more accurate surface across the piece.
Finally, bore the holes for the axle. Next time we’ll put in the stretchers, completing our rear sub-assembly.