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Project by chairgal posted 08-14-2014 01:35 PM 1356 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair started out as a dare by the father of a young girl I was teaching how to sew.I saw his and as a lover of Windsor chairs from the local pub in my hometown Manchester UK, I offered to buy it from him no knowing he had made it.
His reply was “go make your own” and it went from there.I spent 10 days with Howard Archbold at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTBSbgMxK-4.
My ‘daree’ Russell Thompson Munn, can be seen in this video in the red sweat shirt – I went back in 2007 and made a ladderback copy of a Shaker chair.

-- patindale8





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Thewoodman2000

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#1 posted 08-14-2014 01:59 PM

Great deal you got on that chair!
Love the work you did!
Looks great!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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Mark

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#2 posted 08-14-2014 02:48 PM

Wow! Outstanding job chairgal. Well done

-- Mark

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stefang

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#3 posted 08-14-2014 03:33 PM

Looks like you did some wonderful work on this and using a hand tools to boot. Well done. I hope you can take it to the pub with you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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calisdad

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#4 posted 08-14-2014 03:36 PM

And so you did. Nicely done !

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Gary

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#5 posted 08-14-2014 05:03 PM

In ten days? chairsupergal, or chairwizard, or chairwonderwoman.

I need to sit down and rest just thinking about it.

-- Cheers -- g

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mafe

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#6 posted 08-14-2014 08:17 PM

Lovely chair.
Love that you took up the challenge.
Hats of.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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bazz135uk

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#7 posted 08-14-2014 10:51 PM

So Good Love your work well done ! Look forward to seeing more of your projects.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 08-14-2014 10:57 PM

Very impressive work. You really rose to the challenge and accomplished one of the most difficult projects a woodworker can aspire to build. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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exelectrician

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#9 posted 08-14-2014 11:24 PM

—’Go make your own! ’
Wow you really showed him … Well done!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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robscastle

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#10 posted 08-15-2014 12:29 AM

That will show em!!

good work!

-- Regards Robert

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chairgal

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#11 posted 08-15-2014 12:35 AM



Great deal you got on that chair!
Love the work you did!
Looks great!

- Thewoodman2000

Funny you say about saw dust, the floor of this shed had about a foot of sawdust over its earth floor and a stone fireplay to die for. The atmosphere was the best environment with only five other students to banter with.

-- patindale8

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Gary

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#12 posted 08-15-2014 02:08 AM

Awesome, absolutely awesome!

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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chairgal

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#13 posted 08-15-2014 04:00 AM



Looks like you did some wonderful work on this and using a hand tools to boot. Well done. I hope you can take it to the pub with you.

- stefang


Thanks Mike, I actually live in Oz these days but get back to family every few years. No pubs quite like and English pub even in these hard times.

-- patindale8

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Mark Shymanski

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#14 posted 08-15-2014 04:11 AM

The title made me think of those “sheep to sweater” contests sheep ranchers run…maybe felling a tree to a complete chair contest could be “forest to furniture”?:-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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lightweightladylefty

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#15 posted 08-15-2014 05:29 AM

Now that’s impressive!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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