|Project by Chips||posted 06-10-2012 05:41 PM||5444 views||14 times favorited||19 comments|
No! No! No! Life interfered. Skills had to be developed. Tools had to be bought. Shop had to be built. etc.
The truth is that I have had the parts to the walnut chair for over 50 years. My grandmother’s brother rough cut the parts. When he died his wife gave the parts to me. There I was a 10 year old with a wooden apple crate full of partially shaped parts.
The only woodworking tool I had was a scroll saw. It is a wonder that I still had the box. Now that I have a shop and tools, it is time to put this project behind me. I added a lot of new skill set to my knowledge building this project. Turning, Penning, Routing matching parts, upholstery and etc.. A lot of these skills I learned on LJ. Thanks for the inspiration. Special thanks to Tom Criswell for the turning class and LJ GaryK for the blog on pattern routing.
Looking back it was probably this project that got me so deep into woodworking. Thanks Uncle Gip and Aunt Bill. You started me on a path of enjoyment.
-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi