|Project by Carwyn Owen||posted 07-11-2013 08:38 PM||1611 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
like the other bardic chair i have built, it is a chair won by a bard or poet for writing a pice of poetry in a welsh competition called the eisteddfod. (heres a wiki explanation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisteddfod). but this chair is for the regional (Powys) eisteddfod, instead of the yfc, (young farmers club), and therefore is more prestigious, and more of an honour to be asked to build, especially for a 18 year old. when taking into consideration these chairs are built by matured profesional woodworkers.
the chair is built mainly of oak, a massive 20”wide 7’tall board filles the back, along side that, two boards of walnut. the seat is also one board, originally 2” thick, both that and the back had to be flatend by hand plane. the two are joined by a hidden dado and bolts with threaded inserts, a impeccably strong joint. the arm/leg is 2 separate parts of steam bent oak laminated together, there are also stainless steel cables to ad another dimension and detail. these are crimped at either end inside the lamination. the writing is 2013 in roman numerals, and is a router based inlay.
love the support of this site, any questions, please ask. thanks for the read.
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