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I built this Windsor Loopback chair for a friend!
-- Snookie, Jasper,GA
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#1 posted 08-01-2011 03:58 AM
Very nice work, looks great.
-- Tom D
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#2 posted 08-01-2011 05:48 AM
That’s a fabulous accomplishment—and you’ve only been woodworking for two years! We can’t wait to see what you’ll be making 5 years from now!
-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.
#3 posted 08-01-2011 12:02 PM
Thank you! It was one of those projects that my woodworking “guys” said, “don’t even attempt that project! It is way too advanced, and you will get discouraged!!!!!” That was all they had to say for me to prove them wrong!!!!
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#4 posted 08-01-2011 12:50 PM
Good stuff and proud for ya Snookie. That is no small feet…. and you nailed it. Well done!
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.
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#5 posted 08-01-2011 02:19 PM
Well it looks like it is a wonderful accomplishment and looks very nice. Congratulations, Snookie. BTW, our plant is right up the road from you in White, Georgia.
-- 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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#6 posted 08-02-2011 02:11 AM
Very nice chair, I really like the color, what did you make it from? It looks like cherry.
-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams
#7 posted 08-02-2011 02:28 AM
The loop & the spindles are made of oak, and the carved seat, legs, & stretchers are made of poplar. I painted it with a Red Barn Milk paint! It took me two weeks working for 10 hours a day under the supervision of Keith Herndon of Cove Creek Woodworking! Everything was done by me, but under his eyes! I really enjoyed learning how to use the drawhorse & drawing knives, then the lathe for the legs & stretchers. Carving the seat was fun too! The angles for drilling the holes was very tricky, and everything had to be dry fitted before applying the hide glue! It taught me to take my time & have patience! :-)
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#8 posted 08-09-2011 04:41 PM
nice little chair. As a person who has made windsor /shaker chairs for many many yrs, I have never heard of the term Loopback. It’s a new one on me. Is it regional? I have never seen that refined a seat on a chair with that back. (I don’t get out much :-0 )I’m glad you are enjoying the process..chairs are devils, but can be great fun too. Good luck with your journey.
#9 posted 08-09-2011 05:13 PM
“Loopback” is probably a regional thing or could be just a “Jasper, GA” thing! :-) I wanted the seat to the chair to be really comfortable, so as I was “carving” it, I kept sitting in it and carving over & over again until I was so comfortable I didn’t want to get up! :-)
Michelle – I love your work! :-)
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#10 posted 08-28-2011 03:39 PM
I, for the second time, visited you, in my dream, and had longer view on all your projects, in my awareness. They are all very nice. I came back to your Windsor Loopback Chair to leave my comment, because I liked it most of all other. I said to myelf ” Wow !! and it’s made by a woman”.....realy realy very nice.Congratulation, Snoopkie.
-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....
#11 posted 08-29-2011 01:58 AM
Just tell me I can’t do something, and I will do it better than anyone else! :-)
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#12 posted 10-05-2011 01:17 PM
Sweet looking chair. I love this style of chair Windsor designs are most beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon
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#13 posted 04-15-2012 11:13 PM
your chair turned out just beautiful, seems like you have a natural ability that you have not used until just a few years ago, great wood working…if you can do those chairs and the other projects i looked at, there is no holding you back…keep going…grizz
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#14 posted 04-15-2012 11:38 PM
Great looking Chair with classic lines.
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#15 posted 12-26-2012 07:19 PM
Wow, you are good at wood working!! That is a very nice chair. Don’t you hate it when someone says that is too hard for you to make?? What a challenge!! You sure made a beautiful Windsor chair…...........Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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