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These are two Comb-back Windsor chairs, one a childs chair. I built them in a workshop session with Curtis Buchanan at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta. They are finished in black milk paint over red milk paint.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-31-2010 04:13 AM

Beautiful Chairs Grant very well done

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#2 posted 03-31-2010 07:20 AM

excellent

-- Vince

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 07:59 AM

Very nice, they look like lace to me. Good job.
Al

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 12:55 PM

Exquisite.

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 12:57 PM

Awesome!!!!!

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 01:38 PM

Mighty Fine!

Has anyone sat in them. They look so delicate.

Beautiful.

later

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#7 posted 03-31-2010 10:09 PM

Wow! Those look great!

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#8 posted 03-31-2010 11:21 PM

Beautiful chairs and great job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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ramon

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#9 posted 04-01-2010 07:38 PM

las sillas son estupendas,espero ver mas trabajos perecidos a estos y aprender algo,los muebles windsor son uno de mis favoritos.

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#10 posted 04-02-2010 12:54 AM

Hat’s off to you sir,,,,,awesome craftsmanship! Welcome to Lumberjocks, glad to have you here with us.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 12:08 PM

Grant,

Great looking chairs!! Hard to beat the form of Windsors. It’s hard to believe that chairs that look this frail can last for centuries.

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

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#12 posted 04-08-2010 02:32 PM

Gorgeous comb-back chairs. Best I’ve seen. How are the “bent?” arm rests made?

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Grant Libramento

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#13 posted 04-08-2010 03:46 PM

Thanks all for the encouraging comments. They are based on chairs made by Curtis Buchanan, a great Tennessee chairmaker. Some may find them exaggerated, but I particularly like his voluptuous interpretation of leg turnings. Mike, the arms are steambent white oak in the usual fashion. I didn’t glue add-on blocks for the knuckles – just left the billets thicker there.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#14 posted 04-10-2010 12:20 AM

Wonderful looking chairs. Wow, they look difficult to make!

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