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Project by Loren posted 06-30-2014 12:19 AM 1933 views 1 time favorited 12 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?

-- Bob in WW ~ "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.

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

Beautiful Chair Loren.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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

Sounds like a good plan ;-) Good luck!

-- Bob in WW ~ "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.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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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.

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

Great looking chair!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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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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#10 posted 10-14-2016 12:10 PM

I love the look. Good luck with your designs. You should do really well with this unique piece!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#11 posted 10-14-2016 01:39 PM

That is gorgeous chair.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 02-20-2017 01:14 AM

Wow, that’s a beautiful chair. Very elegant design.

-- Dave Smith - If our phones fall, we panic. If our friends fall, we laugh.

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