Continuos Arm Windsor

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Project by UncleBendy posted 01-03-2008 11:34 PM 1934 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took about 8 days, but it was worth it. everything North of the seat is Red Oak. The seat itself is White Pine, with all the turnings being comprised of Hard Maple. Any comments or criticisms are welcomed and appreciated!

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#1 posted 01-03-2008 11:45 PM

Great work on the Windsor chair. Chairs have always kept me at arms length
with their complicated joinery (yours is a good example).

Was the rail/arm steamed prior to bending or did you do it cold?

-- Still learning everything

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 12:04 AM

I’m always impressed by chair makers!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 01-04-2008 12:23 AM

Good looking Windsor. Very nice, wish I had the know how to make a set of them. mike

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

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 12:49 AM

An impressive Windsor chair. Like Tom, I’m impressed by chair makers.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 01-04-2008 12:58 AM

Great project. I have always been intimidated by these kind if chairs. Most excellent.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 01-04-2008 01:13 AM

Beautiful turnings and sculpted saddle Austin. A delight to see it.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#7 posted 01-04-2008 01:53 AM

From one chair builder to another….Nice Job!

-- Kevin

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#8 posted 01-04-2008 02:24 AM

Amazing craftsmanship! Very very nice..

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#9 posted 01-04-2008 03:45 AM

As others have said, I’m totally impressed with anyone who can make a chair like this.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 01-04-2008 04:22 AM

Great Chair! There aren’t too many things more satisfying than making a beautiful Windsor!

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

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#11 posted 01-04-2008 03:40 PM

I like the photos as well – nice to see woodworkers in action and showing off their creations.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 01-04-2008 03:44 PM

gAdze zooks!
Amazing. I am impressed. Please describe how you did the bentwood.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 01-04-2008 04:42 PM

Very nice!

Traditional green wood stretchers, back spindles, continuous arm, bow or did you work with dry wood throughout?

-- Paul, Texas

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#14 posted 01-04-2008 05:32 PM

Great chair. Picture two looks like an operation that demands 100% concentration.

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#15 posted 01-18-2008 05:42 AM

This is beautiful. I just signed up for a 3 day class at my local Woodcraft on making a Windsor Chair. I am pretty excited. I hope mine comes out an eigth as good as yours. I’ll probably have some questions when the time comes. Nice Work!

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