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Chair from LesB plans 12504

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Project by bushmaster posted 11-26-2015 02:56 PM 976 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

LesB plans lumberjocks.com/12504 should be one of the most favorited project as we all have grand kids, kids of our own, or are busy making them. That includes most of us I recon. Les has made 20 of these chairs, either he has a lot of grand kids or others see one and want one. I deviated from the plans To some extent, I was using birch so I thought the 5/8 dowels may be too weak so I enlarged them to 3/4 (made a metal die to cut the dowels) therefore I had to increase the dowel space to 2 1/4 and of course the seat side pieces accordanly . The side plates I mad the end longer and bent it at a right angle and put the screw in the end of the side pieces. The seat I put on top of the sides I instead of rabbeting it in making it come out to the outer edge of the sides. I think it is an inch wider too. I was the mechanics teach at the high school and modified and came up with changes and inventions, I had the reputation as they said to Procterize most every thing. I did make changes to suit myself but the plans are great the way they are. The increased dowel size seems to increase the weight carrying capacity. it holds my weight 190 without complaining. I used special walnut for stain as well as wood conditioner, wiping on 4 coats to get the desired shade, white wood is hard to color. Then 4 coats of wipe on poly, So keep his plan in your favorites, there is some one out there that wants on or will want one. The next one I make I may screw sides to the edges of the seat and have a place for a seat belt, small kids need a seat belt at a high table.
Thanks for looking and comments are welcome and appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 11-26-2015 04:57 PM

Fantastic!

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 11-26-2015 10:33 PM

Nice work on the chair, Brian. Are the uprights mortised into the base arms? Seems like it would be a high torque area

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-26-2015 10:56 PM

That’s a wonderful little chair, Brian. It’s in my Favorites now. Thanks for that.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 11-26-2015 11:31 PM

Very nice work, looks great.

-- Think, make and share.

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#5 posted 11-27-2015 12:56 AM

I really like the design. Great idea.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 11-27-2015 01:08 AM

Great design and nice execution. Did you make the metal parts?

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

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bushmaster

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#7 posted 11-27-2015 01:42 AM

The uprights are mortised into the base and cross doweled. As LesB plans show. The metal parts are of 1/8 aluminum and home made modified from the original.. Compare what I did with the plan and go from there.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 11-27-2015 02:01 AM

Thanks. Now if I can just find the plans….......

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

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#9 posted 11-27-2015 03:59 AM

Brian
Thanks for posting. That is a very interesting idea.

For those that want more info you can see the ORIGINAL POST and PLANS at these links.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 11-27-2015 03:17 PM



Brian
Thanks for posting. That is a very interesting idea.

For those that want more info you can see the ORIGINAL POST and PLANS at these links.

THANKS for the links!

- tyvekboy


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

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#11 posted 11-28-2015 01:08 AM

Great looking highchair! The walnut stain looks nice, and the overall design is pretty cool!

-- Dean

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