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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 02-25-2007 01:28 AM 1089 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first Windsor chair I ever built.
It was a wedding gift for a niece, 18 years ago. The bent portions are laminated 1/10” strips. The finish is Dark Walnut, with a Satin Poly finish.
For a chair that may look fragile, my niece tells me whenever she has company. The largest person usually is the one that sits in it, not that she invites them to, but it’s still hanging together.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Jim Earl

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#1 posted 02-25-2007 01:38 AM

Good afternoon Mr. Dick; every piece of work O have seen of your is of the highest quaity work. you are truely a master that I would be proud to ask for your help. All your pieces has that rare quality that is assembled to last for the next and next generations. you are truely a master. Thank you for shareing your works. Jim

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5

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schroeder

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#2 posted 02-25-2007 01:38 AM

Wow Dick, that is beautiful! You are a man of many talents! (I may try and pick your brain a little on carving – just got my spiffy new chisels from Lee Valley – and once I clean the drool off em – I will be trying my hand at making chips!)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Bill

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#3 posted 02-25-2007 06:25 PM

That is a great looking chair. Keep up the good work.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Obi

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#4 posted 02-25-2007 06:45 PM

Anyone ever notice all the wooden stuff in the backgrounds of Dick’s pics? He must have been doing this for ever. And now he just runs around taking pictures of everything he’s ever done.

When are you going to write a book, Dick? With pictures and everything.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 02-25-2007 06:51 PM

Who would like to be my ghostwriter ?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 02-25-2007 07:02 PM

I agree—the talent is endless
beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#7 posted 02-25-2007 07:05 PM

Ghostwriters in cyberspace…sounds like an update of an old song (sorta).

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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David

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#8 posted 02-25-2007 07:53 PM

Dick – great chair! I really enjoy your work and this chair is no exception. You ar very talented. Have you made other chairs? Did you take a class or just work it out yourself?

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Bill

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#9 posted 02-25-2007 08:02 PM

Yea, how do you go about making those chairs? I find chairs a bit intimidating.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 02-25-2007 08:21 PM

I’ll have to check, but I think it was a 1989 issue of Workbench Magazine. They gave a real good step by step process. I still have the bending jigs for it, so I may tackle another some day. There’s a lot of duplicate turning, but it’s fun. My other chair

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#11 posted 02-25-2007 09:37 PM

Another beautiful chair, Dick. You know what I said about the other chair, it holds true for this one as well. As usual, my friend, your work is inspirational.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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RusticBru

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#12 posted 02-26-2007 12:55 AM

This is a great classic chair. Been thinking of breaking out of the rustic bubble for a more classic style….I have to learn a bit more about it first. I like all your recent project entries.
Ciao for Niao.

-- RusticBru of Utah, bpsheelydesigns.com

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