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Project by michelletwo posted 03-24-2010 01:31 PM 1505 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a maple and ash milk painted continuous arm windsor. Windsors are hard enough (angles, bending etc) but this was truly a bear . I don’t know exactly how many continuous arms I made & broke, but my frustration level hit a new high! I am not 100% pleased with this chair, but have used it for a few years and have grown fond of it.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 03-24-2010 02:26 PM

Looks pretty doggone impressive to me!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 03-24-2010 02:30 PM

looks realy dead on
well done

Dennis

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woodsmithshop

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#3 posted 03-24-2010 04:02 PM

very nice, we are always our own worst critics

-- Smitty!!!

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ramon

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#4 posted 03-24-2010 08:42 PM

creo que te ha quedado bastante bien,es una de las sillas que mas me gusta a mi,yo se que es una silla dificil de fabricar,llevo algun tiempo intentando hacer una pero todavia no lo he conseguido,un saludo.

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deon

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#5 posted 03-25-2010 07:50 AM

Amazing craftsmanship. Well done

-- Dreaming patterns

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UncleBendy

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#6 posted 03-27-2010 05:47 PM

From one windsor builder to another- I think it looks great!

-- Austin, raised in Murfreesboro, TN. College student in Siloam Springs, AR.

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F Dudak

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#7 posted 03-29-2010 08:13 PM

Great job! These chairs can be really challenging but you have done an awesome job!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#8 posted 04-16-2010 09:50 AM

Looks great. How hard were the turnings to do?

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michelletwo

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#9 posted 04-16-2010 01:15 PM

the turnings, not too bad. what is really hard is bending in 2 planes, and scooping out the seat with traditional handtools. And of course the angles for all of the legs and upward spindles. Thanks for your comment

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Moron

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#10 posted 04-16-2010 01:40 PM

chairs seperate men from boys,.................. most difficult project on earth

Sweet

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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michelletwo

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#11 posted 04-16-2010 01:57 PM

Hey moron: chairs may separate the men from the boys, but for women who make them, they aren’t so hard!

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Moron

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#12 posted 04-16-2010 02:10 PM

my apologies. I didnt read the name and have never been known for being politically correct. My comment was however…................... sincere, albeit worded wrong.

I just hired my first employee. A woman.

My best employee over many years. My daughter, a naturallly gifted, artistically inclined, skilled person abounding in postive energy.

Your chair is beautiful.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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michelletwo

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#13 posted 04-16-2010 02:30 PM

Thanks moron…hey, everybody gets brain -glitches..I just couldn’t resist saying HEY MORON!!! ( I suppose the accent is on the second syllable? HAHAHAHA)

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