Welsh Eisteddfod yfc chair!!!

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Project by Carwyn Owen posted 03-01-2011 08:45 PM 1836 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

so what is an eisteddfod, well baisicily its a competition that happens every year in Wales that people take part in for all sorts of things,singing dancing and poetry. A chair is awarded for the best poem that was sent in.
so, what is yfc?? it stands for young farmers club. its baisicly a youth club nowadays but started of as a club for farmers to do stuff in. There is also a yfc eisteddfod, a competition for the members of the club.
so last year the comity came to me ( a yfc member who is only 16) and asked me to build the national chair for the poetry competition. so i said yes and made this.

Its mainly oak with two pieces of mahogany on the back and some mahogany inlay squares on the top and under the seat. it also has some leather on the seat and back. i turned the front legs and mortice and tenoned all of the joints

-- “Woodworkers are only thieves of each other’s ideas.”

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 08:54 PM

Really nice chair. Wow 16? You are very skilled! Can you explain how you did the cushions?

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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Carwyn Owen

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 09:25 PM

hey Eric
as i wanted to do a good job, i sent it to a local upholsterer who turned out to be cheaper than i thought!
keep em coming!!!

-- “Woodworkers are only thieves of each other’s ideas.”

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Cliff De Witt

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 10:12 PM

I am trying to figure out what is more prestigious.

Winning the chair, or getting asked, at 16, to build it.

I think you are both winners. Congratulations on a job will done.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 03:30 AM

That’s a throne!

Super job, looks great!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 03-02-2011 04:39 AM

Very nicely done! You have a great start at just 16. We’re looking forward to your future posts.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 03-03-2011 05:16 AM

Great craftsmanship. Do they teach woodworking in your schools? You sure have a good start at a lifelong hobby.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 03-05-2011 10:31 AM

Looks like a world class maker in the making!

So, do you get a framed, hand lettered copy of the poem?

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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Carwyn Owen

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#8 posted 03-05-2011 08:20 PM

ive hung it in my workshop :P

-- “Woodworkers are only thieves of each other’s ideas.”

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