|Project by Norman1||posted 01-06-2016 02:39 PM||608 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This was a great project. A friend of mine reached out to me a few days prior to Christmas when he won the big at an auction for the above wagon coach seat and wanted to give it to his parents for a holiday gift. The original wood on the coach seat was is rough shape after decades and potentially even a century of neglect. Both the wood and hardware was in need of a fresh start or replacement. I worked on the wood and Jim worked on the rusty metal and as you can see from the final product it came looking like new. The compound mitered side and back seat rest needed to be shaped to fit the reworked hardware in addition to the shaping needed to accommodate the hand forged springs. The seat is surprisingly comfortable, firm yet springy. When Jim provided the gift to his parents the other gifts given by his siblings were put to shame in a way that can only be appreciated by good quality sibling rivalry. Because of the short timeline we work on the project and completed the project in 3 long days.
-- Michael A. Norman