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Project by Mauricio posted 05-01-2013 09:26 PM 1582 views 7 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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#1 posted 05-01-2013 09:33 PM

Those are TOO COOL!

Any kid would love to have them!

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#2 posted 05-01-2013 09:34 PM

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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#3 posted 05-01-2013 09:40 PM

Freakin’ awesome Mauricio!!!!

They are so cool.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 05-01-2013 10:00 PM

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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#5 posted 05-01-2013 10:15 PM

Freakin’ sweet! Love them!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#6 posted 05-01-2013 10:50 PM

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

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#7 posted 05-01-2013 11:42 PM

Those are so cool, great job Mauricio!

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#8 posted 05-01-2013 11:47 PM

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.

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#9 posted 05-02-2013 12:10 AM

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

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

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#10 posted 05-02-2013 12:12 AM

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

Youve achieved galoot level: ninja.

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#11 posted 05-02-2013 12:39 AM

Good looking set Mauricio.

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#12 posted 05-02-2013 01:30 AM

Fantastic!!

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#13 posted 05-02-2013 02:23 AM

Sweet! Great design and execution!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#14 posted 05-02-2013 03:01 AM

Nice chairs. Nice workbench too.

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#15 posted 05-02-2013 03:14 AM

great chairs

-- Joel

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