Shaping chair legs?
I am about to start making four dining room chairs. The back leg and seat back is one piece 39" high with a slight curve. The stock will be 1and 3/4" x 1and1/2". I made a prototype last summer by bandsawing the legs and then clamping them together and beltsanding them to the line.
Since I have to make eight pieces I was thinking of bandsawing them rough and then making a pattern and using a hand held router to trim to the pattern. I can see mounting the pattern to plywood and clamping it to the work bench but I am not seeing how to clamp the workpiece to the pattern without interfering with the router. Do a small section and then move the clamps and do that section?
Or am I better off beltsanding them two at a time?
I would appreciate insights and advice.