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New Model with Arm Rests - Boat Chair

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Project by George Coles posted 07-20-2016 06:50 AM 1239 views 19 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New Model with Arm Rests as promised. Client liked the original chair posted on http://lumberjocks.com/projects/251490 but wanted armrests. So as he pays the bills, that is what he gets. (: I have include two pictures of first one without armrests.

This is my interpretation of the boat chair. My clients all refer to it as the millipede chair. The client who I had in mind when I made this has stated that he wants it but it must have arm rests. After looking at it, I decided to make another one with the arm rests as retro fitting will not work too well. I will post pictures of the arm rest version when it is finished.

It is surprisingly comfortable to sit in as I seem to have gotten the incline and curvature correct. Always very hard for me to achieve this on the first go.

This is made from recycled Tindaloo, Ipil, Greenwood and Kamagong.

Thank you for taking the time to look.

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 07-20-2016 08:00 AM

what a beautiful chair , WOW a work of art.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 07-20-2016 10:51 AM

Interesting, unique, work of art but not my cup of tea.

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 07-20-2016 12:30 PM

I gotta admit, the customer is right. I definitely like WITH the armrests better.

Very cool !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 07-20-2016 04:36 PM

That’s so awesome. Wish I could set with you when you build it.

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

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jayseedub

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#5 posted 07-20-2016 07:23 PM

How solid is it, laterally? I usually underestimate the strength of wood and joinery (and over-engineer things as a result—screws, stitchplates, angle braces, etc.), and when I see your design I just think it’ll creak and crack—but is it really rock solid?

Really unique and beautifully crafted!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 07-20-2016 08:23 PM

This is a very creative design and you have done a fine job in the making of it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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johnhutchinson

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#7 posted 07-20-2016 09:22 PM

Now I get it.
The skeletal remains of an overstuffed chair.

EXCELLENT work !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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leafherder

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#8 posted 07-20-2016 11:14 PM

That looks VERY comfortable and I like this one better than the one without arms. Now how about a rocking chair version – with plans that you are willing to share? :)

Thanks for posting,

-- Leafherder

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George Coles

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#9 posted 07-21-2016 12:40 AM

Hi. Thanks for all the comments.

REPLIES

Monte – You are welcome but need to provide your own air ticket.

Jayseedud – It is very strong and there are no creeks or groans at all. It is always hard not to over engineer but I learnt over the years to follow the old timers and use the correct joints ie mortises dovetails etc and the old timers proved correct.

Thanks again LJs

Leafherder – Good idea on the rocking chair, but I will leave to someone else to do. Sorry but I never make plans, at the best I sometimes make rough sketches and in this case, I made a template of the spine of the chair.

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com

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SteveGaskins

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#10 posted 07-21-2016 02:39 AM

George, looks great. I’ve been waiting for this one to post. As always, excellent build.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Ryan Haasen

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#11 posted 07-21-2016 04:55 AM

That is one amazing chair!! Love the different woods. I can see a lot of sanding went into that!

-- Ryan

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majuvla

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#12 posted 07-21-2016 07:41 AM

Totaly out of competition – from design to choice of woods.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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thecarpentershands

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#13 posted 07-21-2016 03:05 PM

Outstanding. It has a very Benji Reyes style to it. Top notch.

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 08-05-2016 06:37 PM

George!

Missed this. Nice presentation and you did a great job of integrating the arm rests! A wow piece! But that’s evident by how many times it’s been favorited. James Krenov made his pieces in a similar process. No real drawings! LOL!

As hr said “This is a symphony!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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