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Project by Roger Clark aka Rex posted 1843 days ago 2288 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,
As mentioned in my last project post, here are some “experimental” chairs I made for learning and practice. The first chair has spar varnish on it and shows the first carving I made with my mini cnc router. The color is Cabernet.
The next one has a concho and the color is Mahogany Flame.
The next pic showing 2 chairs is Mahogany Flame – 1 dark, one light. The little tags are to remind me what color I used.
The next pic shows the available adjustment for the back rake angle.
The 2 seater was finished with Red Mahogany Dye.

There were a couple more but I did not have pics of them. I unloaded all the experimental chairs on my kids for free and they and the grandkids liked them – one of my sons said it was the best gift I had given them. That comment was worth all the hard work and many hours of trying to to make something.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1843 days ago

Nice group of chairs I like the burgundy colored one best

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Vince

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#2 posted 1842 days ago

Nice looking chairs, did you get your mini cnc router from Widget Master?

-- Vince

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 1842 days ago

Vince,
Actually I have the small Shark CNC router sold by Rockler. You have to use a Bosch Colt router on it, but the best part is that it comes with a super cnc software package – VCarve Pro ver.5.0 I’m still tinkering with it.
a1Jim, That color is Cabernet and is my favorite too.

I really appreciate your comments and questions as I have never done wookwork before and can only work at it when my medications allow – but I do read a lot and I’m great at making things in my head.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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JimNEB

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#4 posted 1637 days ago

Roger,
Very nice, I posted a forum question about chairs very similar to these. Do you have an AutoCAD or Sketch-up drawing of these that I could get dimensions off of?

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/14027

Jim

-- Jim, Nebraska

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 1636 days ago

Jim, Check out http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18808
More information added to http://lumberjocks.com/topics/14027

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Woodworker_Collins

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#6 posted 777 days ago

this is great i am building a deck chair soon from the kreg jig plans but i think i might add some of your elements to it thanks a bunch :)

-- Adam, Ireland, http://www.youtube.com/user/AdamTheWoodworker

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#7 posted 777 days ago

Adam,
Always remember that Draughting and sketching are important skills to have.
You are welcome to use any elements of mine to use. The thing to notice is that I used very common inexpensive items to make all my garden chair and planter stuff. You can make the cheapest of materials look good if you give some time to making a good finish. The main thing is that in Texas, the weather is very hard on outside furniture, it gets very hot and dry for months, then rains so hard you can’t see a hand in front of you.
In Ireland you will have to consider the rain and dampness in your design, but not the heat. Be wary of this is you are designing anything that is going to be standing outdoors. A good coat of Cuprinol or similar every so often will make your outside projects last.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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