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My first Continuous Arm Windsor built under supervision of Curtis Buchanan
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Matthew T. Smith
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#1 posted 03-02-2010 11:03 PM
A beautiful 1st. Stevo, Classics are hard to beat. Nice job…Matthew
-- Matthew, North Carolina, www.woodleafstudios.com
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#2 posted 03-02-2010 11:17 PM
That is an assume job, it could not have been done any better. PERFECTION…
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#3 posted 03-02-2010 11:24 PM
Very well done. Top notch effort.
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#4 posted 03-02-2010 11:27 PM
Gorgeous chair. I could only dream to make a chair of this class.
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.
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#5 posted 03-02-2010 11:36 PM
That is one great chair
-- GO DAWGS!
Bob A in NJ
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#6 posted 03-03-2010 12:35 AM
Wow, the ultimate project,! Details on the build please! Very well done.
-- Bob A in NJ
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#7 posted 03-03-2010 02:04 AM
The last chair that I built was a braced back Continuous Arm with Mike Dunbar. I can’t wait to return to New Hampshire in April to build my next chair, a Bowback. Hope you had a great time with the build.
-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----
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#8 posted 03-03-2010 03:01 AM
Wow. I understand that these are not the easiest things to craft. Bravo.
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#9 posted 03-03-2010 03:52 AM
Nice chair, I think that continuous arm chair is my favorite of the windsor styles.
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#10 posted 03-03-2010 04:18 AM
What a sense of accomplishment you must feel! Very nicely done. The ‘Craftsman’s Art’ project. Hat’s off to you.
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#11 posted 03-03-2010 07:37 AM
that is one great looking chair, nice job. Tell me about the class with Curtis, please.
-- Every cloud has a silver lining
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#12 posted 03-03-2010 01:36 PM
Beautiful. I make shaker, windsor & rustic type chairs. Taught myself years ago. This chair has it all..light as air looking. crisp turnings, and of course the continuous arm. I have made one continuous arm and I will never make another..I must have bent 10 backs to get the one I used and I’m not really satisfied with it. Great job
#13 posted 03-03-2010 09:35 PM
Thanks for all of your kind words. While this chair is challenging, it is forgiving and if I can do it, any of you could do it. Curtis is amazing to work with. He was doing several public courses in the last couple of years but says he will be staying in Tennessee from now on. He does almost all with hand tools except lathe and band saw. All the spindles are rived, shaved, and spokeshaved. He is meticulous which is what sets his chairs apart.
In my opinion his classes along with those of Pete Galbert are much better than Dunbar’s though I have not been there. This is actually my first of 5 chairs so far, with 3 still in stages of finishing. I will be posting the rest as they are ready.
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#14 posted 03-06-2010 01:20 PM
good work, I feel a healthy envy when I see a chair as this one
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#15 posted 03-07-2010 09:08 AM
-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/
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