|Project by F Dudak||posted 08-24-2009 04:07 AM||2674 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I went to visit the Windsor Institute in Hampton NH again, this time to make a Continuous Arm Windsor. A great time was had by all and once again I was not disappointed by using this time as a family vacation. The weather couldn’t have been better to be near the beach, so my wife and boys had a great time as well.
This is not my favorite Windsor but it is hard to argue with the beauty of this chair. This chair is difficult because of the complex bend invovled with making the arm. There was only one complete failure out of 18 bends. There are spare completed arms available for just such a situation. The carving of a shield seat has you wondering if you are ever going to be able to make it look like the model chair.There is so much material that has to be removed to make the front of the seat look so wafer thin. The seat has to be studied to be able to duplicate the symmetry. Just when you think you have the seat complete you notice a sublte difference and feel the need to struggle to attain perfection. I loved every minute of it.
I have already made arrangements to return to the Institute in April to build a NYC bow back. Hope you enjoy the chair as much as I enjoyed building it.
-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----