Chair Repair

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 09-11-2012 10:11 PM 889 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This chair I got at a yard sale for five dollars. It looked nice, and it would be a good repair project for me. I first turned the chair spindles. One of the spindles was fine, but the other two were in rough shape. It was hard finding a stain that would match the first spindle, but I found the right stain, just took a while to find the right stain. It’s a really nice chair, and it turned out really nice.
I know I already posted this in the forums, just wanted to post it in the projects so more people can see it.

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#1 posted 09-12-2012 12:09 AM

looks good. Take the picture close so we can see the work you have done. Thanks for posting.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 12:13 AM

Your one busy young man AJ! Nice work. And I too would like to see a closer picture.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 02:13 AM

Nice repair..good as new and rfo a lot less than new price! Good going. You area frugal wood worker.. like a lot of us!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 02:18 AM

AJ, nice save! Would you sell it for $5.00 now?

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 02:42 AM

I’ll take another photo tomorrow, sorry my photos aren’t that good.


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#6 posted 09-12-2012 02:10 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!


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#7 posted 09-12-2012 04:34 PM

Hey, what kind of Lathe did you use to spin the spindles? I assume you used a Lathe that’s on your workbench, but I can’t see it in your shop tour. Did you use easy wood tools to make the spindles? I would like to see a picture of this lathe you have.

-- Why am I wearing a respirator? Because Sawdust is DANGEROUS!

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 09-15-2012 05:55 PM


Another Rag to Riches project!
... just think… You gave a New Life to that grand old chair!

Great work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 09-15-2012 11:26 PM

Thanks Joe, I try to do my best at projects. It sometimes doesn’t work, but you learn from you mistakes.


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