Sailor's Chair

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Project by CaptainAhab posted 11-24-2010 01:45 AM 1940 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A design that I drew up about 2 years ago and finally got around to building. Supposed to look like a piece of a barrel for the seat and sail cloth for the back. These two are not identical; left one is Red Alder and Aspen, right one is Lyptus, Red Alder and Soft Maple. The right one is already in a gallery in Amana, IA.

Note the compound radius seat. Most joints are blind dowel.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 11-24-2010 02:12 AM

Wow, I love this design. The flow is wonderful and the impression of sail cloth seat-back is perfectly done, from the wood choices to the execution.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#2 posted 11-24-2010 02:28 AM

niice idea and very well executed
realy eyecatching pieces and showstoppers

thankĀ“s for sharing

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#3 posted 11-24-2010 02:37 AM

cool chairs! I really like the a lot – especially the back rest

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 11-24-2010 02:47 AM

Excellent work Dave. Very creative design… one does get the feel of light, billowing sails from the light wood. Wonderful pieces.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 11-24-2010 02:50 AM

Very distinct design and great craftsmanship.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#6 posted 11-24-2010 02:51 AM

You have a great imagination! Well done.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#7 posted 11-24-2010 02:56 AM

Well done Dave. Let’s see that would be, bottom to top, Course, Tops’l, T’gallant and Royal. Between the two I think you have a full rigged ship. Nice work Cap’n!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#8 posted 11-24-2010 04:34 AM

Very cool design, I really like everything about them.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#9 posted 11-24-2010 08:17 AM

very interesting design

-- Gintaras,

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#10 posted 11-24-2010 10:32 PM

I can appreciate the work that went into this Dave. A tip of my hat!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#11 posted 11-24-2010 11:05 PM

The son of a son of a sailor and I went out on the sea for adventure…............... LOVE THOSE CHAIRS!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#12 posted 11-24-2010 11:12 PM

Ahab, those are pretty special chairs and you did a good job on them.

-- 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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#13 posted 11-25-2010 01:01 AM

My original design called for Black Cherry and American Holly. But it seems that the Holly supply is getting worse and I couldn’t find enough clear wood for the project. And even though Cherry is beautiful, it is far from my favorite wood to work with.

Rivergirl….great artist you quote there!! Pirate looks at 40 is one of my fav songs.

-- Dave

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#14 posted 11-25-2010 04:08 PM


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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