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Viking, or Bog Chair made from reclaimed cedar mailboxes

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Project by pmelchman posted 05-05-2014 02:05 AM 5559 views 7 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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#1 posted 05-05-2014 02:11 AM

That is fantastic. I love the texture on the carving

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 03:44 AM

Very cool indeed !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 05-05-2014 05:21 AM

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 : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#4 posted 05-05-2014 12:22 PM

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

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 05-05-2014 07:46 PM

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

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#6 posted 05-05-2014 09:00 PM

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

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#7 posted 05-05-2014 09:36 PM

One man’s trash…

Great job.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#8 posted 05-05-2014 10:53 PM

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 05-06-2014 01:34 AM

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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#10 posted 05-06-2014 04:47 AM

Nice Chair!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#11 posted 05-08-2014 04:58 PM

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

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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