walnut chair and stool

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Project by bearkatwood posted 09-23-2015 12:17 PM 1316 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished another set of chairs and stools heading to Houston, Texas. They will end up in an IPIC theater.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 09-23-2015 01:42 PM

These are beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 09-23-2015 02:05 PM

Those are very nice! Great job.

-- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

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#3 posted 09-23-2015 04:27 PM

Well done! Thank you for sharing! Is the swivel in the stool home-made? Are the designs your own? How did you bend the chair’s backrest? Beautiful work! Thanks.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#4 posted 09-23-2015 06:12 PM

The swivel I got on amazon and they are made in the usa thankfully. The backrest for the chair was a bent lamination done in a form and the stool backrest is coopered.
Thanks for all the comments.
I appreciate the comments as I am trying to put together a video on chairmaking and I have been doing this for a while and need to look at it from the perspective of a beginner to walk people through chairmaking.

-- Brian Noel

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#5 posted 09-23-2015 08:21 PM

Beautifully done. They look comfortable too.

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#6 posted 09-23-2015 09:15 PM

That stool is sweet, Brian! How many pieces make up its back? I was just reading about coopering in furniture making earlier today. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 09-23-2015 10:19 PM

Thanks CFrye,
The back is made up of five pieces with two of them having been turned to fit into the seat. They are all jointed at 10 degrees and then doweled with just a 1”x 1/4” dowel to help line everything up. I then glue them up in a semi circle and it gets fun. Sometimes they like to explode on me. Then the seat gets drilled at a 10 degree angle and the drop right in.

Thanks again,

-- Brian Noel

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#8 posted 09-23-2015 10:44 PM

Amazing work.
I checked out your website too. Great projects all around.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 09-24-2015 12:00 AM

Beautiful set of seating equipment you’ve made there—I love that barstool!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 09-24-2015 02:31 AM

These look great. They are very inviting and makes me want to sit on them.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#11 posted 09-24-2015 03:34 AM

Awesome work. I have plans for some bar stools. After I’m done with the new kitchen I will give it a go. Hope they turn out half as nice as these.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#12 posted 09-24-2015 04:17 AM

Thanks for the process pics and explanation, Brian. So you turn the tenons on the lathe and then form the back coopered curve, right? What is the metal on the foot rest?

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 09-24-2015 07:22 AM

Ah yes the exploding curves know them well

Very well constructed and brilliant choice of timber

Glad to see you posted some construction pictures, Good call Candy!
Also Brian you may be interested in my Ute Box Lid Jig, its a similar assembly method.

The timber looks to be Walnut?

A well deserved Daily Top 3!

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 09-24-2015 08:39 AM

Awesome work! Great timber choice and well finished!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#15 posted 09-24-2015 04:46 PM

The metal is aluminum I had cut with water jet and routed in.
Thanks for all the comments!

-- Brian Noel

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