Chair arm replacements

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Project by prill369 posted 1675 days ago 1286 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One day I was siting at my computer playing Runescape when I heard a loud snap. I thought it was just something happening upstairs but then a minute later…the chair gave and I fell over.

Looking for a new project at the time, I decided to take on the challenge of angled mortise and tenons, and curved arms, both of which I had never even come close to trying. I hope to make a full chair someday and I thought this would be a good experience towards that goal. I figured I had seen enough project on LJs to figure out how to do it, and sure enough I was right…thanks for the help.

I think they turned out great. Unlike most of my other project I took a lot of time making sure I got the dimensions right. As you can see from the third pic it came out the same as the original…WOOT.

Made out of purpleheart and maple

-- Prill369

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#1 posted 1675 days ago

Same as the original – not really! Yours look better! Nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1675 days ago

Theres a cool idea

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#3 posted 1675 days ago

thats a good idea, the arms on my chair aren’t adjustable and aren’t at a comfortable height, Im gonna add popping em off and making replacemtents to my to do list ;)

also eve online > runescape

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#4 posted 1675 days ago

You have a great “save” there. I agree that it is way better than the original.

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#5 posted 1675 days ago

Thats crazy good! Now the arms are worth more than the rest of the chair, LOL. Looking forward to seeing a whole chair made by you some time in the future.

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#6 posted 1675 days ago

We’s a handy bunch! I like it.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#7 posted 1673 days ago

the purplehaert and marple realy looks great to the black chair
thanks for sharing it


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#8 posted 1671 days ago

That is a wonderful addition and what caught my eye is I have the same Chairs in my office. I think I am going to have to add this project to my to-do list as well.

-- No matter how good or bad a day your having a smile always makes it better!

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