Writing Arm Windsor Chair

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Project by stevo_wis posted 06-12-2010 10:34 PM 3190 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my Writing Arm Chair based on Curtis Buchanan’s patterns and instruction. It’s been sitting waiting for paint since last summer and I finally got red milk paint, then black milk paint, linseed oil and wax on it. Very pleased how it turned out.

-- Stevo

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#1 posted 06-12-2010 10:47 PM

but I’m left handed!!! :D

Very nice…

-- Childress Woodworks

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 06-12-2010 11:37 PM

A beautiful heirloom.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 06-12-2010 11:58 PM

I know Chris had to be pleased with your wonderful chair. It is the epitome of charm and beauty

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 01:34 AM

Nice, very nice

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 01:46 AM

Beautiful work, not only the chair. . .but the photo. I like the dramatic sweep of the spindles.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 04:17 AM

Awesome work!

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

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#7 posted 06-13-2010 04:38 AM

Very impressive looking piece. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 06-13-2010 06:03 AM

Very nice. I like it. Great Job!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#9 posted 06-13-2010 06:10 AM

That is an amazing piece of work! You must be so proud of it.

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#10 posted 06-13-2010 10:44 AM

stevo: Absolutely astounding. The spindles, so delicate, and so beautifully proportioned. The undercarriage is just delightful..bulbous and crisp turnings. Beautiful stance .. the chair begs to be used. grand craftsmanship. This is just STELLAR

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#11 posted 06-13-2010 01:09 PM

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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#12 posted 06-13-2010 01:21 PM

Una pieza para recordar,queda demostrada la habilidad del constructor,tengo deseos de ir a mi taller y empezar a fabricar una silla como la tuya,felicidades.

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#13 posted 06-13-2010 04:13 PM

Hi SteveOl you should be very pleased with it. It is beautiful. SteveO it looks like you should be the one giving the classes on windsor chair making. Every one that you have made is awsome. Thanks for the post.

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#14 posted 06-30-2010 04:48 AM


Beautiful build and finish!!!! The finish really brought this chair to life! Very handsome chair! Man I love building these things!

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

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#15 posted 09-21-2010 03:15 PM

Stevo, I am new to this site. In fact I’ve been trolling around for a few months just looking and reading. Your piece pushed me to sign up and sign in. The chair is so special. It would suit my wife perfectly. I would love to be able to build one for her when my skill level has progressed enough to consider approaching something like this. Is there a published plan?

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