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PORTABLE CHAIR I MADE FOR BARB IN 1979

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 08-12-2009 01:14 AM 5693 views 18 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chair for 47th Barb’s Birthday 30 years ago.

It’s still in A-! condition.

I re-sawed a pine 2 X 4 into 3/8” strips.

This is not a folding chair.

You pull the seat out of its slot, & they telescope together into backrest portion of it.

I found this plan in WOOD Magazine

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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GMman

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#1 posted 08-12-2009 01:29 AM

Very nice chair and the girl is also not too bad looking LOL
I had found a plan at one time for a chair somewhat like that and I will have to look to find it I always wanted to make one. Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 08-12-2009 01:52 AM

very cool…I like this design…I may need to use is too!!! I have been promising a chair for a colleague…and this may be the ticket…

30 years ago??? wow…what a craftsman!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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cypresswoodworker

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#3 posted 08-12-2009 02:06 AM

The chair faired well over 30 years..What was the wood? The wife faired well too. Hope i live that long. That will give me 28 more years of woodworking.

-- If at first you don't succeed...Buy another tool !!

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#4 posted 08-12-2009 02:22 AM

Looks great AND functional. Now that is a design I like!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 08-12-2009 02:39 AM

Great looker and chair is nice too.

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#6 posted 08-12-2009 02:44 AM

Nice job Dick. do you have to pull the seat out to fold it up? what holds it in the folded position?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 08-12-2009 03:51 AM

I’m making a set very similar to this for our Tahoe trip. Nice. Does the bottom nest inside the back?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#8 posted 08-12-2009 03:54 AM

nice. this one is really cool – I like how it folds cleanly.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 08-12-2009 04:08 AM

Captain…can you post your plan for the folding chair?

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#10 posted 08-12-2009 04:29 AM

Thanks DaveR I printed that one,looks pretty close to the one Dick has !

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#11 posted 08-12-2009 04:32 AM

I said folding but it looks like it is a 2 piece chair

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 08-12-2009 06:12 AM

The plan DaveR shows is very similar to my plan.

Except my sides are tapered, giving the legs a little more strength,

plus a little classier looking. Ahem!

I’ll try, & find my pattern, but it’s been a long long time ago. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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CaptainSkully

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#13 posted 08-12-2009 08:01 AM

Here’s what I’m using:

Patio Chair and Love Seat.pdf

I laid out the curves according to the coordinates, but it’s still a little wavy. I’m going to make gauge blocks, based on the width of the two pieces, to standardize the width along the curve.

The plans I’m using make the legs nice looking aesthetically, but they’re not flush to the floor/ground like the one shown above. I’ll have to make an executive decision on that one…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#14 posted 08-12-2009 11:16 AM

Tha’s a marvelous folding chair. I am sure the weight of the chair must be light enough to carry.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 08-12-2009 12:58 PM

CaptainSkully,

That looks pretty close to my design.

It looks pretty nice.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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