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Sackback Windsor chair

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Project by HenryH posted 1372 days ago 1291 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Red Oak, Pine, Maple
Pitch Black Milk Paint

I had the opportunity to attend Mike Dunbar’s Windsor Institute for a Sackback workshop. It was fun to spend a week in the shop with other enthusiastic and like minded woodworkers.
The chairs are traditionally made with hand tools like a drawknife, spokeshave and adz and three different types of wood. The bow and arm are steam bent Red Oak. Spindles are hand shaved from Red Oak blanks. White Pine for the seat and hard Maple for the turnings. The chair is finished with two coats of Pitch Black Milk paint.

-- HenryH - PA





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BarbS

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#1 posted 1372 days ago

You did a very nice job on that. A beautiful chair! I hope you’re proud of it.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1372 days ago

It must be cool to take a class with mike he’s been doing chairs for a very long time.
Very nice chair

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 1372 days ago

Beautiful Windsor chair. Nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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F Dudak

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#4 posted 1372 days ago

Great looking chair Henry!!! My 11 year old son and I were there in July and I do miss it when I’m away. I have been to several classes so it was great to take my son and have him revel in the experience. Enjoy your chair and make more right away while it is still fresh in your head.

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

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 1372 days ago

That is a beautiful chair and you did a great job on it. I’ll bet that you had fun at that his school and also learned a lot. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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YorkshireStewart

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#6 posted 1371 days ago

Exquisite! You must be delighted with your antique of the future.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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kenn

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#7 posted 1366 days ago

I’ve been out of town for a week and haven’t been checking lumberjocks. I come home , log on and see my friend, Fred (F Dudak), had commented on your chair. It is a great chair and all of your fellow Dunbar chairmakers encourage you to keep making them. My real comment tho’ is that I’ve look at your body of work tonight, and it is fantastic. I especially admire the tiger maple desk, probably since I’m working in tiger right now. Anyway, nice job on all of the pieces.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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