methods of work #27: Dining chair design - trying out front legs for the armchair

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Blog entry by Loren posted 11-28-2013 05:49 PM 870 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 26: Dining chair steam bent back splats Part 27 of methods of work series Part 28: Armchair armrest design »

Before committing to walnut, I made a pair of legs from scrap alder to
figure out how to get a sufficient spread between the arms. The
seat frame is about 2.5” wider than the side chair and required
another bending form to steam bend the back rail.


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#1 posted 11-28-2013 07:40 PM

Loren, I’m really liking the design on both sizes. Looking forward to the completed chair. BTW my first attempt at steam bending was surprisingly a complete success, thanks for the input.

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

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#2 posted 11-29-2013 12:29 PM

Your work is exceptionally clean on these. I haven’t tackled chairs yet. It’s something that I need to do soon though.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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