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Viking, or Bog Chair made from reclaimed cedar mailboxes

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Project by pmelchman posted 82 days ago 1309 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make this chair for me. I thought it was a good use of the old cedar mail boxes that were headed for the dump. Check out my Facebook page, Dragonfly Woodworking for the photo album of the build

-- Patrick https://www.facebook.com/dragonflywoodworking





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BigDaddyO

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#1 posted 82 days ago

That is fantastic. I love the texture on the carving

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Woodwrecker

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#2 posted 82 days ago

Very cool indeed !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Cliff

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#3 posted 82 days ago

What a great Chair! I am quite convinced that a chair does not have to look like all other chairs and the more I look at your chair I can see how comfortable it would be. THOR would be proud of your efforts. Go Forth Viking and plan your next project.

Well Done Patrick.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 81 days ago

Great job. And a great reuse of material that would otherwise have been scrapped

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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UpstateNYdude

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#5 posted 81 days ago

How did you get that textured look on the backdrop of the emblem? Great job by the way.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 81 days ago

Great save on the cedar posts. Beautiful result in the chair.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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BTimmons

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#7 posted 81 days ago

One man’s trash…

Great job.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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Picklehead

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#8 posted 81 days ago

Did you freehand rout the design (looks like it in the photo log of build)? Also, like Upstate, I’d like to know how you did the “lumps”. Cool chair!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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pmelchman

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#9 posted 81 days ago

upstatenydude, and picklehead…..

I used a diamond ballmill in dremel. I have used t!hat combo before on rifle stocks. It leaves a good texture . check out the photo album on Facebook…..great pictures. Feel free to ask more questions..

Patrick

-- Patrick https://www.facebook.com/dragonflywoodworking

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Rick

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#10 posted 81 days ago

Nice Chair!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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DrDirt

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#11 posted 78 days ago

Really cool stippling.

I have seen similar done with a needle scaler, instead of a dremel/rotary bit. creates a cool texture, but you have to make sure you get rid of all the oil from the needles.

Saw a turner – Jennifer Shirley demonstrate this on her projects…
http://jennifer-shirley.com/gallery.html

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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