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Project by F Dudak posted 08-25-2008 11:19 PM 2284 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

Once again had an opportunity to build another chair compliments of my wife. Hampton, NH a small coastal town, is a great place to visit even if you aren’t going to build a chair. The crest on this chair is the only thing that needed bending and it was quite easy. Quite a few of us in the class had never carved before so this was tedious and challenging. The volutes were pretty straight forward but the knuckles took quite a bit of time. I had a great time as always and was fortunate enough to take this class with some of my fellow chairmakers from my first class. We have all been bitten by the chairmaking bug and were discussing when we would meet again in NH. For anyone interested The Windsor Institute is the school run by the Windsor Guru himself Mike Dunbar.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#1 posted 08-25-2008 11:33 PM

I like this very much how many chairs have you made they are quite a challeng to us woodworkers you did a fine Job kindest regards to you and your lovely family God bless Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 08-26-2008 01:34 AM

Very nice chair

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 08-26-2008 06:30 PM

Great design on the chair and looks like you are getting the hang of the carving.
Just remember the second and third ones are always easier to build.

Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 08-27-2008 05:52 AM

Pretty chair! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 08-28-2008 06:35 AM

Thanks for sharing this chair. I’m starting my count down until I get to go next month for the C-Arm chair. It was great to see that the wife and kids went along, how did they stay busy while you worked your butt off at class?

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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F Dudak

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#6 posted 08-28-2008 01:59 PM

Thanks for the kind words! It is such a pleasure to be working with my hands again and seeing a finished product. A career change 4 years ago due to a hip gone bad, has landed me in a lab working with centrifuges for vaccine clarification; not quite as rewarding as being a carpenter framing residential homes. I really didn’t realize how much I missed working with my hands until after my wife had gotten me a Windsor chair class as a gift. It’s great to feel alive again!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#7 posted 08-28-2008 10:15 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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F Dudak

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#8 posted 08-29-2008 04:47 PM


The kids went for the week to my parents who live on Bailey Island in Maine, about 2 hours up the coast. My wife enjoyed her solitude by spending time at the beach, attending a beading class, and exploring the area. After a couple of days we were missing the kids because it is great to watch them get engrossed in marine exploration. I scheduled myself for 2009 classes in the spring and fall but my wife wants me to take a class again in the summer because she reallly likes the area. Who am I to argue that? LOL

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#9 posted 09-01-2008 03:18 AM

Nice job.

-- Bud -

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