Walnut Bow-tie Chair

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Project by jaykaypur posted 05-31-2016 11:28 PM 1272 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last big project I can get out of the 6 pieces of walnut that I was given. This chair will go well with the bow-tie table and is being auctioned of at a local fire dept. fundraiser in Sept. The customer who bought the table has already told me she IS going home with it! It stands 32” tall, the seat is 16 1/2” high, and the chair, at its widest is 22”. I honed my chisel skills a little more on this chair…it has 5 maple bow ties and on the top corner of the back-board, I used a copper bow tie bent 90 degrees to cover an imperfection on that corner. Also had some compound angles on the joinery that was fun, fun, fun to figure out. It is finished with Howard’s wax and wet-wax sanded multiple times. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 05-31-2016 11:31 PM

I really like the look.

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

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#2 posted 05-31-2016 11:36 PM

That’s a great looking chair! Simple and elegant—I can see why she’s taking it home with her!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 05-31-2016 11:47 PM

That is awesome!

I like the way you tied the stretchers into the legs/back.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 12:37 AM

Cool design on the chair.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 06-01-2016 03:48 AM

Like the chair design and love that you left the saw marks which add a special dimension to the overall look .
I bet you would love to have more of that great looking walnut .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 06-01-2016 04:36 AM

Nicely done on the chair and the happy customer. Your use of the flow of the grain and the live-edge lines is well done. Thanks for sharing.

-- 2Cor. 4:6

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#7 posted 06-01-2016 12:31 PM

I like it. It has a “King/Queen” sort of look

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 06-01-2016 04:10 PM

It’s different but looks nice and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 06-01-2016 07:55 PM

hi guys

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#10 posted 06-01-2016 10:16 PM

Very visually pleasing. Nicely done.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#11 posted 06-02-2016 02:08 AM

Beautiful work Jay!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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