Step 4: Make the arms
Cut two pieces of 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" wood, 26" long for the two arms.
Draw a grid on one of the pieces with the grid spacings 2" apart.
Using the picture below as reference (or using a clearer picture here), approximate the points between
the grid lines on the arm piece. Then draw lines from point to point so that you have a pattern on the arm piece similar to the
pattern drawing below.
Prior to cutting, hold the marked piece of wood in position in relation to the front and rear legs (which are temporarily placed together), to ensure the back angle of the arm is correct (see photo top-right).
Then cut the arm shape out using a power saw, jig-saw and handsaw where needed.
Once you have cut out the first arm, use it as a pattern to mark and cut the second.