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Phew, it has taken years to turn all the chairs for my dining table. this is the last one!! Hurray! This was a fun one as I have never carved a crest rail, so that was something new. Multiple woods and paint. Now I’m going to go sit in it and relax!!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 508 days ago

Beautiful chair. I’ve never done a Windsor chair and think I might add it to my list. Great turning and carving .

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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MShort

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#2 posted 508 days ago

Nice work Michelle. Like the style and certainly see the Michelle touch to the design.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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shipwright

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#3 posted 508 days ago

Gorgeous !
With all of your “art in the round” so to speak, one tends to forget your excellent chair making skills.
This one is a beauty, great work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 508 days ago

WOW, terrific work!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Grant Libramento

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#5 posted 508 days ago

It’s nice to see chairs come up occasionally out of your shop. Chairs are my passion so it’s nice to see the interpretation of a master turner and artist like you. The carved ears are interesting. I particularly like the voluptuous turnings in the legs and posts. The symmetry, which is always a challenge, looks pretty good. I’m not as happy as you are that this is the last one :-)

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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MonteCristo

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#6 posted 507 days ago

Looks like it turned out really well ! Beautiful chair.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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michelletwo

2187 posts in 1611 days


#7 posted 507 days ago

Thanks all for taking the time to comment. it is much appreciated. Getting kudos from my peers, helps keep the spunk in my step!
Shipwright: thanks so much. Now maybe I can learn marquetry, and make a real fancy chair! :-)
Grant: Your kind note means so much. thank you.
MC: puns = smiles

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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kenn

779 posts in 2315 days


#8 posted 507 days ago

Well, I love this chair! I like the slight concave on the bottom of the leg, I need to make sure that is there on my next chair. It really seems to add to the look. Plus I like the baluster part of the turnings. Of course, your carving looks great. Thanks for sharing.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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George Coles

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#9 posted 507 days ago

Great job. Now time to start again for the replacement set?

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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CanuckGal

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#10 posted 507 days ago

Could you whip me up a set? 4, 6, 8 – shouldn’t take you more than a week or so. You never cease to amaze me. Awesome!

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 507 days ago

WOW, Michelle2! That’s one chair your great, great, great granddaughter will be taking to the Antique Road Show and get a fantastic estimated value! I wish I could make furniture like the chair you just made. All I am is a carver and my friends and relatives all want me to make them furniture! That;s just take a lot of skill and know how that’s way over my head! :D

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 507 days ago

This is just lovely! I love the color too! :)

You always do such beautiful work!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Roger

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#13 posted 507 days ago

So delicate, and so strong at the same time. Very nicely done

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

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michelletwo

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#14 posted 507 days ago

thanks
Roger..riving the parts, makes them stronger than folks can imagine. The old bodgers knew their woods & techniques

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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doncutlip

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#15 posted 507 days ago

Impressive work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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