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Here is my Welsh Cardigan Windsor that I built under instruction of Don Weber of Paintlick Ky. Four of us each built a chair there last Winter. The seat is elm, the spindles are hickory, /wedges are black walnut, and the remainder of the chair is white oak. I finished it with 4 coats of hand rubbed Waterlox.
It sits very comfortablly. I am almost finished drawing the chair in Sketchup, and because the program is somewhat new to me, it is literally taking longer to draw than it took to build. I will try and post the drawings if I can when they are finished.

-- Stevo





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BillyJ

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#1 posted 1474 days ago

Very nice, indeed. I like your choice of woods. Can’t wait for the drawings.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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slimt

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#2 posted 1474 days ago

Very nice gacefull lines looks likes a collectors item great job.

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 1474 days ago

Nice!!!!

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F Dudak

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#4 posted 1474 days ago

Nice chair Stevo! Simplistic comfort! I want one!

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

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Grant Libramento

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#5 posted 1474 days ago

Hi Steve,
Very nice chair. I like the proportions. An elm seat is something special, and traditional. I think the wedged through-tenons are fabulous and make the chair as sturdy as it is beautiful. Would love to see the Sketchup.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 1474 days ago

Nice, clean work. I am a bit jealous you got to take a class to learn the construction of the chair.

I too had to climb the learning curve with SketchUp. It was tough but it was worth it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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michelletwo

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#7 posted 1474 days ago

glad you “got back to the roots” of windsor chair making. These a true delights. Have you seen the book by the fella from Wales? Brown, if I remember correctly..a valuable resource for making this type of chair. Grand job

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

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Dale

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#8 posted 1474 days ago

Steve, that is exceptional, very nice work.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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ramon

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#9 posted 1474 days ago

Estoy orgulloso de considerarme tu amigo y amigo de tus trabajos.Este que presentas parece especial pero tambien muy sencillo;la mezcla de maderas,formas rectangulares y redondas…mirandola ,unas veces me parece una transformacion moderna de una silla windsor,pero otras veces me parece que es una vuelta o un retroceso a los origenes de una artesania pura y practica que otros artesanos como tu iniciaron hace mucho tiempo,creo que este es un camino que no hay que olvidar y al que a veces hay que regresar.Enhorabuena.

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Roz

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#10 posted 1472 days ago

That is fantastic! I hear it is all about getting the angles right with a Winsor chair? I would like to try it someday.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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dubsaloon

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#11 posted 1327 days ago

Nice hardy Chair.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 1168 days ago

amateur like James Krenov????? :)

Tom/AKA DocSavage45

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Mike

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#13 posted 768 days ago

I have to say, I enjoyed looking at all your projects. You make amazing looking chairs!

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