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Project by yellowtruck75 posted 04-10-2011 12:25 AM 3028 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started with Charles Brock Low Back Dining Chair plans and modified to be armless. Used 8/4 Cherry with walnut plugs.

Another chair for my up coming show.





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wood_maestro

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#1 posted 04-10-2011 12:28 AM

beautiful work

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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#2 posted 04-10-2011 12:50 AM

very well done, I like your style

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 04-10-2011 02:14 AM

sorry to offer criticism, but how long do you expect that to stay together? the design had arms for a reason, and now it is strength compromised.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 04-10-2011 09:26 AM

Another beautiful work!
My only worry is the strength of the bottom section of front legs. Please convince me!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 04-10-2011 10:15 AM

Sam would be proud, magnificent job. Very cool.

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

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#6 posted 04-11-2011 11:25 PM

Very nice, I’m currently making one of those as well.

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#7 posted 04-11-2011 11:45 PM

A very nice chair… I too am concerned about the Strength since the arms are gone…
I, personally, like the arms… it’s nice to have a place to rest’em.

Nice chair… Nice job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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yellowtruck75

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#8 posted 04-12-2011 01:54 AM

I understand the concern with the strength but to be honest I was intending on making a chair with arms but I messed up the arm joint so instead of scrapping it I made due. I have enough cherry to make another so I will attempt to make a true low back dinning chair next (seat already made).

I will also be adding hard pads under the feet to protect them from chipping.

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 04-12-2011 06:50 AM

Now, THAT was a good answer! :) LOL…

All right!

You did the best you could with what you had…

Very good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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yellowtruck75

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#10 posted 04-12-2011 02:02 PM

Thanks Joe.

I was building this chair for a show I have at the end of the month and on Saturday when I realized I couldn’t utilize the arms it took awhile to come to the decision that I did. Even if the chair doesn’t get used and is just a display piece it will still show my craftsmanship at the show and will hopefully help sell a few rockers.

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 04-12-2011 05:53 PM

YES!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#12 posted 04-15-2011 08:04 AM

I really like the style, especially the seat. Elegant.

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Blake Thornton

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#13 posted 04-15-2011 08:19 AM

Also… I keep reading htat as meatloaf inspired… and a meatloaf inspired (artist, or food) chair just makes me giggle…

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tinnman65

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#14 posted 04-22-2011 02:26 PM

Very nice work, This chair looks great in cherry. I’m just cutting up the wood for the C.B. dinning chair plans and believe I’m coming up short for the wood for the arms. I’m using air dried walnut and the little kiln dried I have on hand is not a good color match. After seeing your chair I don’t know why I didn’t think to build it armless.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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yellowtruck75

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#15 posted 02-10-2012 01:47 PM

After several months and numerous art shows the chair has shown no issues related to the strength of the front legs.

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