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Blog entry by YorkshireStewart posted 08-04-2011 05:40 PM 1492 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought the following article in the Daily Telegraph (UK) was worth a read.. http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/property/interiorsandshopping/8677533/Designing-furniture-the-traditional-way.html

The chair on image number 4 is quite different

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems



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#1 posted 08-04-2011 06:01 PM

Thanks for this! Made me smile, as I was just trashing CNCs on another thread;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 06:04 PM

Ha! It’s certainly a long road between the two approaches!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 06:05 PM

I like the two-backed bench. I wish they had some close-up pictures. I would love to attend a class like that one day.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 06:20 PM

This website opens up the story Bertha.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#5 posted 08-04-2011 08:28 PM

A very fascinating chair Stewart. Now I’m off to go contest whatever Al said about CNC. LOL! :)

Hey Al, there’s one of the BEST chair building classes in Bealton, VA that I bet you’d like. I’m talking more about the chair design rather than only using hand-tools. There’s plenty of hand tools used, don’t get me wrong. If I ever build one, this would be it. From Hal Taylor – Rocking Chair University . Watch his videos.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 08-04-2011 11:18 PM

Stewart:” a great post. Thanks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 08-13-2011 11:35 PM

Great Post Stew, are several craftsmen in this region who make chairs traditionally with a Treadle lathe. One specializes in what I think are called Welch Winsor Chairs.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#8 posted 08-14-2011 11:29 AM

Rance – there are some beautiful chairs on that RCU site. Thanks for the lnk.

Karson – It’s good to hear fom you; I hope all is well with you.

Roz – For quite a few years now, I’ve had the intention to knock up a treadle or more specifically a ‘pole lathe’ to use for demonstrations at the museum where I’m a volunteer. But, being retired, life is extremely busy & I just haven’t got around to that task! Maybe in 2012? !

Here’s my attempt at a child sized Welsh Windsor…(with nearly 23,000 views!)

Click for details

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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