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methods of work #25: Dining chair prototype in walnut.

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Blog entry by Loren posted 11-10-2013 09:47 PM 753 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 24: Steam bent dining chair comfort prototype Part 25 of methods of work series Part 26: Dining chair steam bent back splats »

A back splat isn’t needed but if you slump into back you notice it’s
not there and that’s a little unsettling, so I think I’ll add one. I was
going to do spindles and a lower rail but decided on testing the
open frame for comfort not to do that this time. I have a form
for laminating a back splat I used on another chair, and I think
I might veneer the face with something fancy. I don’t have
appropriate veneer on hand so I’ll have to go find some or maybe
cut some curly ash I found in a pile of “shorts” nearly 20 years
ago when I was just starting out.

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theoldfart

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 10:40 PM

Loren, can you show a pic of the back splat form. I’m doing two Stickley children’s chairs and the back splat is the only thing left to do. I’ve not steam bent before, only laminates.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 11:09 PM

Here’s the one I made. I made matching patterns out of
1/4” masonite I think and pattern routed the ribs which I
glued and screwed to the MDF bases top and bottom. I
used a press but clamps would work fine too and you probably
don’t have to be as exact making the form faces
equidistant with bar clamps.

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#3 posted 11-11-2013 02:07 AM

Loren, thank you.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 04:13 PM

Very graceful back design. I can see the need for another support. I have some rather nice folding chairs with a similar back with no middle support and it isn’t too good to sit in.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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