|Project by usfcork||posted 02-11-2016 02:54 AM||1121 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
First, I want to thank everyone for all the posts on this forum, I am always browsing Lumberjocks to check out the awesome creations. I figured it was time for me to finally contribute my first project to the site. For Christmas I decided to make a two family members a continuous arm windsor chair. That was a bad idea, since they were just delivered in Feb….Oops.
Anyway, these are made using the plans that Curtis Buchanan sells. I also compulsively watched his YouTube videos (well worth it) for additional tricks and especially for helps with the finish. For the finish, I copied Mr. Buchanan’s black-over-red milk paint finish.
The first chair is made with baluster turnings while the second has double-bobbin turnings. With my turning skills, two chairs with baluster turnings wouldn’t have been completed until next Christmas (or the Christmas after). The final picture is a “before” shot of the logs used to make the chairs. It was a fun, but time consuming project. I think next year, the family members are going to get gift cards for Christmas…
All constructive criticism is much appreciated – I’m relatively new to woodworking and even newer to chair building.