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finished these 2 last week. needs a few more tweaks but the sit nicely. wormy maple. kudos to sam maloof for the inspirational life he led.
Dec 21, 2012
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#1 posted 12-20-2012 02:42 PM
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#2 posted 12-20-2012 02:53 PM
they look great, excellent work
Lee A. Jesberger
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#3 posted 12-20-2012 03:27 PM
Great looking chairs, Scott.
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#4 posted 12-20-2012 04:27 PM
Impressive work Scott
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#5 posted 12-20-2012 05:07 PM
Well done Scott, Sam would be proud.
-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.
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#6 posted 12-20-2012 05:25 PM
Really beautiful chairs! May I ask how you removed the bulk of the material for the seats? I’d love to do some sculpted furniture and am interested in what methods people use.
-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist
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#7 posted 12-20-2012 05:47 PM
You are getting better and better! What software are you using for presenting the chair on a white background?
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
#8 posted 12-20-2012 06:38 PM
thanks for the cool comments. The image is done in photoshop. I crop the background and then make a gradient backdrop with the gradient tool.I purchased a Kutzall sanding disc/wheel that I put on my 4” grinder. First time I used it and it works like a charm. I bought the course one and will probably get the fine one soon. I’ve seen it done a million different ways. Sam precut his seats on the band saw but his seats were made of 5 pieces. I was fortunate…..these seats are one-piece.
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#9 posted 12-20-2012 06:42 PM
I have a healthy respect for anyone who can make chairs—even more for someone who does them as nice as these.Maybe one day I get up enough courage to attempt such an abitious project.Very nice. Good work.
-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251
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#10 posted 12-20-2012 07:52 PM
Very unique! The finest…www.bandsawblog.com
-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"
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#11 posted 12-20-2012 08:23 PM
Beautiful, functional looking chairs. Sam Maloof was indeed a gift to the world of woodworking.
-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""
#12 posted 12-20-2012 08:58 PM
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#13 posted 12-20-2012 11:01 PM
Beautiful job! Love the wood choice. The seat looks perfect for comfort. How does that back feel? It looks narrow but if it’s in the right place and has the right contour, it wouldn’t matter. You probably have the whole thing down to an exact science.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!
#14 posted 12-20-2012 11:57 PM
THE NEXT ONE/S WILL HAVE A LITTLE MORE INCLINE…A FEW MORE DEGREES. THE HEIGHT IS PERFECT, BUT AS FAR AS HAVING IT DOWN….THAT’S A STRETCH….THE PROBLEM IS I’M OBSESSED WITH CHAIRS…..PAZ
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#15 posted 12-21-2012 12:11 AM
Beautiful chairs! I’m impressed.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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