methods of work #18: Chair prototype #2 - steam bent dining chair

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« Part 17: Horizontal router mount, quick and dirty Part 18 of methods of work series Part 19: Chair prototype #2 - all the tricky stuff is done. »

A couple of previous blog entries showed the steam bending
setups I used to bend the rail and legs.

Mortises were cut with a slot mortiser and tenons were done
on a Wirth Machine (Matchmaker).


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#1 posted 314 days ago

Looks nice and simple as long as I do not have to do it. Will wait patiently for the completed chair. Thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 314 days ago

Great work looks fun and interesting.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 314 days ago

Really nice chair Loren. Is this going to be part of a set, or a solo?

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 314 days ago

It looks like your wood is all warped Loren! Ok, just kidding. It looks great so far. Chair making is a challenge and It looks like you are up to it. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 314 days ago

Oh, it’s a prototype for me to learn from.

I’m developing a line of chairs.


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#6 posted 314 days ago


Is that a typesetters case behind the chair?


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#7 posted 314 days ago

I bought a double row one to get the drawers for
shadow boxes and cut down the case. Heresy,
I know.


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