Spinning Chair

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Project by RusticElements posted 03-16-2008 04:21 AM 1097 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife spins and knits. I made her this spinning chair a couple years back for Christmas. It’s a combination of traditional style and my own. It is made of a 2X6 with mahogany inlays in the legs, Mahogany on the seat edges and cherry back.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#1 posted 03-16-2008 04:30 AM

Nice looking chair. What characteristics makes it a spinning chair?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-16-2008 07:33 AM

Very nice, I make some knitting stuff for my sister right now, might be making more of it.

-- --Chuck

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#3 posted 03-16-2008 09:05 AM

Good looking chair, I like it. Did you make the spinner thing too?

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

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#4 posted 03-16-2008 11:56 AM

That is a neat design. I like that high narrow back.

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#5 posted 03-16-2008 03:33 PM

Really nice!

To answer Gary’s question: I think the idea is that the narrow back gives you something to lean back on, but at the same time allows you a greater range of motion to twist your body while working. With a standard back you’d be hitting your arms and elbows on it.

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

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#6 posted 03-16-2008 04:05 PM

Thanx guys!

Gary: Typically a spinning chair will have the tall, straight narrow back, usually with a heart in it, and a flat seat. Not overly comfortable but decorative and functional.

Bill: My wife had the spinning wheel before we met. She’s been bugging me to make a fancy one, which I’ll get around to one of these days.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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