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I just finished these Stick Chairs I made for two boys. They are made out of SYP and Oak. One set of legs was made from white oak firewood, the other oak parts are red oak.
They were inspired by pictures of Welsh Sick Chairs I’ve found online.

The finish is amber shellac which I’m not happy with because of the blotchiness where the finish is of uneven thickness. I’m just going to let it ride for now.

It was a fun project I got to use a lot of hand tools on. Even though I have a lathe I shaped the legs with hand planes, a spoke shave followed by sanding because I wanted to give it a very subtle beveled look. The round tenons were turned on the lathe.

The seats are carved with carving gouges then scraped and sanded.

I drilled the holes by hand and by eye with a bit and brace. They are wedged and glued in place. I reinforced the back with some hand whittled “wooden nails”.

The chairs are pretty straight forward to make and are very strong. Adults can sit on them with no problem.

Hope this serves at inspiration to anyone else that wants to make some kids chairs and is looking for a simple but functional design.

Thanks for looking!

Mauricio

Here are a few more progress shots.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 455 days ago

Those are TOO COOL!

Any kid would love to have them!

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Mauricio

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#2 posted 455 days ago

Thanks Joe!

I’ve added a few progress shots above.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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AnthonyReed

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#3 posted 455 days ago

Freakin’ awesome Mauricio!!!!

They are so cool.

-- ~Tony

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 455 days ago

Those are great
A real nice hand tool build
Must have been a satisfying build
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Airframer

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#5 posted 455 days ago

Freakin’ sweet! Love them!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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BigRedKnothead

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#6 posted 455 days ago

I’ve never made anything the even approached that “handmade” feel of those chairs. Nice job buddy.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 455 days ago

Those are so cool, great job Mauricio!

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 455 days ago

Wonderful work. I would struggle getting the angle right with power tools let alone hand tools. I am sure your sons will appreciate them.

-- 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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terryR

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#9 posted 455 days ago

Awesome bench shots, Mauricio!
I love the lil chairs, too! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 455 days ago

The chairs are really awesome Mauricio, then you add in the fact that theyre hand tool made, gettouuttaaaheeeaar!!

Youve achieved galoot level: ninja.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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ShaneA

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#11 posted 455 days ago

Good looking set Mauricio.

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Don W

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#12 posted 455 days ago

Fantastic!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Brandon

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#13 posted 455 days ago

Sweet! Great design and execution!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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tyvekboy

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#14 posted 455 days ago

Nice chairs. Nice workbench too.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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jap

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#15 posted 455 days ago

great chairs

-- Joel

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