New York bow back

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Project by Deathwabble posted 05-22-2010 02:55 AM 931 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. Here is my latest project. I took the New York bow back class at the Windsor Institute with my father this past April. We built one chair together. (super fun class)So when I got home I had to have one for my self so I built this chair.The bow is oak, the spindles are ash, a one piece pine seat, and maple legs. This is my first attempt at spindle turning, they’re not prefect but I think it gives the chair charm. I think that turning the legs is by far the hardest part about makeing this chair, but I’m sure that I’ve caught the chair making bug.

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#1 posted 05-22-2010 03:01 AM

Very nice work a beautiful chair.

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 04:07 AM

very nice job

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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#3 posted 05-22-2010 04:24 AM

A very challenging project! Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 05:28 AM

amazing chair

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#5 posted 05-22-2010 06:11 AM

Way to go, great chair. I am sorry for your diagnosis of “chair makers disease” as I too am afflicted with this problem. The only known cure is to sit in one of your chairs and contemplate more chairs. Good luck.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#6 posted 05-22-2010 06:22 AM

Awesome chair keep up the good work!! It’s best to do just what you did knock one out while it is still fresh in your head. Enjoy the ride down the slippery slope of chairmaking!!!

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

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#7 posted 05-22-2010 01:25 PM

The black hole of chairmaking? The slippery slope? The vortex? Keep at it, they get better & easier after about 20 of them!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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