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Project by Loren posted 06-30-2014 12:19 AM 845 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did some blog posts about the build process.

Entries 30-37 http://lumberjocks.com/Loren/blog/series/4759

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 12:43 AM

It came out nice. I have been watching you blog it. Is it the first of a set?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 01:15 AM

No orders so it’s just a prototype to see how this sort
of thing might turn out. I’m just working on chairs
for portfolio pieces in order to market to high-end
designers. It’s working. One fellow found online and
approached me has me bidding on some chair designs
he wants built.

My plan is to have some of these sample pieces to
take around and show what I can do with steam
bending. My goal is to focus only on furniture and
not do any of the plywood/MDF box type stuff,
casework. I want to do more chairs, tables, curved
forms, tansu, more veneering.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 01:31 AM

Beautiful Chair Loren.

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 01:57 AM

Sounds like a good plan ;-) Good luck!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 02:43 AM

great looking chair.hope this prototype leads into more of what you want to build.

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 04:29 PM

Hi Loren..I think your chair looks interesting and a good start on a “signature design” series. Can I voice one complaint? your chair deserves better pictures. Even if they are just up against a bare wall..all the shop stuff in the background is soooo distracting. (I take horrible pictures too, so I am guilty myself..I only have an 89.00 digital) When you work that hard, you need pictures commensurate with your skills.

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 05:07 PM

yeah, I know. This is just temporary. I’m going to make
a few more of these sample pieces and do a pro shoot.

We all know here what a messy process woodworking
can be. I have a wall on my shop with a big panel saw on
it I can clip a backdrop to for better pictures but it has a bunch
of heavy machinery sitting if front of it and I was too
tired to want move all that to set it up.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#8 posted 07-01-2014 12:08 AM

Great looking chair!

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#9 posted 07-01-2014 01:10 AM

That turned out really well. And I know it was a lot more difficult to build than it’s simple design would indicate!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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