Roorkhee chair

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Project by bondogaposis posted 05-26-2013 09:36 PM 7284 views 39 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this collapsible camp chair recently. It was a project that I started way back in September but for one reason or another it got back burnered. When I finished my workbench I was able to get back to finishing it up. I was a little intimidated by the leather work, I need not have worried, that part went very smoothly and was not hard at all. In fact I enjoyed it quite a bit. I may try to incorporate some leather in future projects. I used poplar for the legs and ash for the other parts, stained w/ General finishes Warm Cherry and Outdoor Oil topcoat. Thanks for looking.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 05-26-2013 09:52 PM

beautifull ! sure beats buying a $10.00 crappy camping chair at the wallmart..

its beautifully crafted.

-- Yves

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#3 posted 05-26-2013 11:45 PM

That thing looks pretty darn comfortable! Neat chair!

And how come you didn’t listen when the person with the camera said “SAY CHEESE” ? LOL

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#4 posted 05-26-2013 11:56 PM

WOW! Brilliant!

Did you design this yourself?

I would like add this to the long list of stuff I would like to build.

Oh, I forgot to ask, where is the cup holder? Just kidding!

-- Derec

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 12:08 AM

No, this is not my design. It is an old style, you can read more about it here. The plans can be found in the October 2012 issue of Pop Woodworking. It is a very comfortable chair w/ a proven history.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 12:23 AM

Wow, very neat! Now THAT should go with you camping, for sure.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 12:28 AM

Awesome job, looks really great. nice craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 12:56 AM

Beautiful chair, looks nice and comfy.

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#9 posted 05-27-2013 02:35 AM

Does it wiggle front to back? What happens
when you scoot it or pick it up and move it?

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#10 posted 05-27-2013 04:10 AM

You can pick it up with one hand and move it anywhere you want. When you sit in it, it is rock solid and doesn’t wiggle other than the back rest which is meant to swivel. Your weight pulls the whole thing together, it is sort of sling that tightens the joints as you sit, clever design for sure.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#11 posted 05-27-2013 04:10 AM

Wicked awesome!!!

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#13 posted 05-27-2013 04:59 AM

great chair.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 05-27-2013 09:01 AM

Looks like a perfect project for my small shop… Yours looks great!

-- I could retire nicely if I could sell my experience for what it cost me.

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#15 posted 05-28-2013 01:09 AM

Very nice and looks quite confortable!

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

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