This was my second attempt to make a chair. What made this all unique for me was that I used templates, a router table and mahogany for the first time!The wood is from reclaimed church pews that I got off of Craigslist for almost nothing.Best part is that I can make another one with all the templates that were made – so we’ll see about the second one.The wood is 1 1/2 inch thick and I used Teak Oil.I am not happy with what I am calling the ‘cloudy ends’ wh...
Here I’m shaping the legs to my musicians chair, using a router table with a 1/2’’ round over bit mounted in it.
In this update of what I’m working on in my wood shop I give a quick walk through with a little discussion of the pieces. I start by showing my most recent finished coffee table which has a book matched live edge curly walnut top with my maloof inspired trestle table base, all from solid 2’’ walnut. I’m also working on a pair of my musicians chair, I’ve built a prototype and after lot’s of time sitting and playing guitar I’ve become satisfied wi...
No I didn’t spell it incorrectly. This is a chair completely made from rubber tyres.Saw it on a recent holiday in Lombok Indonesia, outside a pearl shop.I thought the craft skill alone was good enough to qualify for a post on LJ’s even though it’s not made from wood.
Hey all, I’ve made another video this time I’ve just glued up the headrest of the current rocking chair I’m working on, I also discuss a little bit about the back braces. Hope you like it and again thanks for stopping by to have a look.
Here is another short video of what I’m up to, trying to stay busy which doesn’t seem to be a hard aspect in my life.Thanks for having a look. Paul
Hi all! Here’s a short video of what I’m currently working on in my wood shop.
For a while now I’ve wanted to build a rocking chair. I was finally tipped into starting the construction after my dad is retired after a thousand years and I found my wife trying to rock my kid to sleep in a folding chair in the nursery and so I’ve finally set aside my other projects and buckled down. In the purest form of logic I decided since I’ve set aside the time for one, might as well build two, just don’t tell the wife or father which one I make all the mistak...
I’m sanding a solid walnut seat with a Festool RO150. I progress through sanding grits 150, 220, 320, 400, 500 and a burnishing pad. This is about a 40minute process made into a time lapse that is about 4:30 long. This is after I’ve ground out the seat using a kutzall carbide wheel, you can also view that process in my you tube channel. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy.
I have a patient buddy who is teaching me how to repair and build a Swiss chair. So far we have repaired the original. We are using poplar for the new chair; we have cut out the back, and built the seat. The next challenge is to figure out the multiple angles for the legs and cut the holes in the seat. Advice welcome!
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