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Project by rentman posted 2717 days ago 1396 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these for a good buddy of mine.There red oak with 5 caots of oil-poly mix and wax.
I hope you like them I think they turned out ok.

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#1 posted 2717 days ago

is “OK” your highest appraisal?
These are beautiful. Look at the backs—and the seats!!!!
5 coats? That’s what I call patient. I can barely wait to get through 3 coats of anything.

Well done. I like them. I like them. I really do

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 2717 days ago

You did a great job carving out the seats. What tools did you use for the seats? I hope your buddy paid you well.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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#3 posted 2717 days ago

Beautiful Rentman! how did you carve the seats?

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#4 posted 2717 days ago

They look great!

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#5 posted 2717 days ago

scrub plane and lots of sanding.thanks

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2717 days ago

Chairs are great.

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#7 posted 2717 days ago

Great chairs

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 2717 days ago

Every time I see a new project here, I feel like a kid who just landed a spot on a pro baseball team because they misspelled my name and brought me up from the minors by mistake. There’s just so much talent here that it behooves (don’t you just love it when someone uses a word like that?) me pay close attention to the pros so that I can play in the big leagues some day. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#9 posted 2717 days ago

Excellent Rentman, are the back slats put in with mortise & tenon? loose tenon? Come-on give it up….lol

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#10 posted 2716 days ago

back slats are motise and tenon,thank all of you

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#11 posted 2716 days ago

yes, more than just “ok”. Good job.

-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon

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#12 posted 2716 days ago

Those are beautiful Phil… really, really nice. I’ve never done a chair before. It must be hard to duplicate the seats over and over. Do you just eyeball them till they match?

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#13 posted 2716 days ago

Fantastic! I second what Chip said. It’s easy to make ONE of anyhting because however it turns out you can say it was planned that way. Now making a second one just like it is another story.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dan Lyke

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#14 posted 2715 days ago


A “year out” project for me is chairs, and I’ve been trying to get information on chair design, because although we want dining room chairs, we want at least two of them to be fitted for the two of us (with shorter legs for her, etc). So where do you start looking for things like seat angle and back shape and the right shape for the routed indents in the seats? Or do you just build enough of them that eventually you get it right?

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#15 posted 2715 days ago

Yes, I still am of the opinion that chair making reflects one of the most difficult challenges a woodworker undertakes. And, when you factor in the comment made by CharlieM, the challenge becomes even greater.

Nice work RM!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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