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Project by Elwood89 posted 664 days ago 1727 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of George Nakashima’s Conoid Chair and Greenrock Ottoman.

The wood is Tineo, the finish is oil. The footstool is wrapped in leather. All wood construction. Mortice and tenon along with saddle joints.

There were a lot of firsts in these projects for me, including my first chair. I am very happy with the results. I think that I’m starting to get the hang of this woodworking stuff.

The chair is incredibly sturdy and well balanced; there is no wobble or threat of tipping over. Since I wasn’t working from plans, I was able to tweak the design as I went along to make it more comfortable for me to sit on.

-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 664 days ago

Not only a beautiful job, really beautiful wood.

Every time I think I am getting the hang of this, I do something to remind myself I have a lot to learn.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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balidoug

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#2 posted 664 days ago

great looking piece. How’s she sit?

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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3Gwoodguy

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#3 posted 664 days ago

Wow, that wood is beautiful!...a fine job sir!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 664 days ago

Gorgeous wood! Magnificent Work! Cute pup!

Getting the hang of it and holding on to it is an ongoing task for me. If I don’t use it for a time I seem to lose some of it. So I’m forever trying to get the hang of one thing or another!

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

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Roger

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#5 posted 664 days ago

Very kool. That wood is beautiful, especially with the leather accent. Looks pretty comfy also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 664 days ago

Great job on all of this ,color, finish and the build!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 664 days ago

Looks very comfortable! And let’s not forget the design, it is awesome !!!

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 664 days ago

That is some beautiful wood I’m not familiar with. You did a great job on the design and construction. Even the dog looks pleased!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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iamcliff

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#9 posted 664 days ago

Very nice. Awesome job for just your first one.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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pimpson

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#10 posted 664 days ago

Nakashima would be proud nice work!

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camps764

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#11 posted 663 days ago

Awesome!

Love the wood and the craftsmanship.

One question, is it tippy at all? I really like the styling on the feet/bases and their size fits the piece, but it looks like it would rock forward/backward fairly easily.

Does the slant back help correct that?

I only ask because I want to add this project to my bucket list :)

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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mloy365

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#12 posted 663 days ago

Totally Awesome!...”I think that I’m starting to get the hang of this woodworking stuff.”...Yes you are!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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