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Walnut corner chair with green leather seat. I always wanted to do one of these. This was done last year at a class at Lonnie Bird’s school. One amazing detail – I weighed the lumber in the rough to see how much loss there would be from all the carving, planing and shaping. The rough material weighed 94 pounds. The finished chair without seat weighs 14 pounds. I don’t make ink pens so the cutoffs went into the wood stove.

-- Rex, Bellefonte, PA





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 11-03-2016 02:35 AM

That is really fantastic.

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tyvekboy

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#2 posted 11-03-2016 02:44 AM

Another winner!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 11-03-2016 02:58 AM

That’s a beaut! Interesting weight comparison too.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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david38

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#4 posted 11-03-2016 02:22 PM

great looking piece

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pottz

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#5 posted 11-03-2016 04:16 PM

you dont post a lot but when you do you dont mess around.your work is just incredible,im in awe.just give us a little more detail though,whats behind the curtain.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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weav

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#6 posted 11-03-2016 04:30 PM

Beautiful chair.

-- jerry

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sawdustjeff

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#7 posted 11-03-2016 07:48 PM

That front center leg is a true work of art!

All around great looking piece!

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RogerBean

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#8 posted 11-03-2016 09:10 PM

Very nice indeed! Always anxious to see more period pieces.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 11-04-2016 12:48 AM

that is a beautiful and well crafted chair!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 11-05-2016 12:03 AM

she’s a beaut! great work!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Purplelady

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#11 posted 11-05-2016 02:21 PM

Wow! beautiful work.

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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