Rescued Chair

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Project by griff posted 03-15-2008 04:17 AM 1118 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chair that i rescued from becoming pocket change for my son and one of his friends.
He took the chair apart cleaned it up and put it back together He painted it and sprayed some of the poly on the seat. He done 99 percent of the work and you could tell by the look on his face that he was proud when he seen the seat sitting on it for the first time, I may get a working partner out of this project. Great time together.

I did not and don`t freely give my boys all their spending or running around money as they call it. I cant afford it, So after school they gather up scrap iron to sell. one night they came home and this chair was on the top of the pile. I decided I needed a chair to sit in around the shop. so i took it. Then I got Casey my son started on his first wood project, We gathered up some scrap cedar and ripped it into strips, then I showed him how to run them through the jointer with out getting his fingers removed. We cut and glued the strips in a stripe pattern sap wood and heart wood. He used the band saw to cut the seat out and the sander to smooth it up.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#1 posted 03-15-2008 04:54 AM

Great father-son project, Mike. That’s the kind of thing he’ll look back on with good memories many years from now.

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

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#2 posted 03-15-2008 10:49 AM

That is a nice rescue. Great that you got to work a project with your son.

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John Gray

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 02:25 PM

Nice ice cream chair as it’s called around here. They typically began life in drug stores the had soda fountains.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 05:34 PM

If your boys made a few projects like those, and sold them for “run around” money, then they would be eager to build more thus making more $. (scrap + time + effort = money) It’s gotta worth more now than as just scrap metal. ($5 vs $50) They may be on to something.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 03-15-2008 10:16 PM

A great job of rejuvenating an ice cream chair.

The two woods really liven it up.

There used to be a restaurant in our town years ago when I was a kid, that had chairs like this .

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 03-16-2008 11:37 AM

Nice job – you should be proud of your son. The lessons you are teaching them now will stay with them for the rest of their lives. It’s good for a young person to know first hand how you get money, they should learn to respect it more and that will only benefit them in the future. Good for you Mike.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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