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Chairmaking at the Appalachian Center for Craft #6: Day 6 The final day

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Blog entry by doorslammer posted 1503 days ago 805 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today was the last day of class in the morning. My priority was to get my bent lamination out of the jig and begin to fit and shape it. Due to the layout of my T nuts I wasn’t able to get as dramatic curves as I was hoping for but I think it turned out well none the less.


After some final sanding I attached the back to the chair. I plan on plugging the screw holes with some walnut plugs but I think I’m going to finish both surfaces where they mate with at least one coat of oil.

Lastly, I cut a seat bottom out of some 1/2 inch birch ply. This will eventually become upholstered, but this is not within my realm of expertise so I will leave that to the wife. I think I probably got another hour or two of final sanding and then a couple coats of oil and I will post it as a finished project.

-- Aaron in TN -http://www.amwellsfurniture.com



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1503 days ago

Great job I look forward to viewing the finished chair.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1502 days ago

That looks great – really enjoyed reading through your progress over the week! I’m impressed with the result. Great job!

-- -- Mike

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#3 posted 1502 days ago

it´s looking good from here
I´m looking forward to see it finished

Dennis

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deeman

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#4 posted 1502 days ago

Looks very good. Are you satisfied with the class?

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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doorslammer

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#5 posted 1500 days ago

Overall the class was a great experience. It gave me the knowledge and confidence to tackle more chairs! I also loved just being in the environment of the craft center. The only downsides I would say were some minor equipment issues and maybe the lack of other more experienced woodworkers in the class to converse with and share ideas.

-- Aaron in TN -http://www.amwellsfurniture.com

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