|Project by stevo_wis||posted 01-16-2014 03:53 AM||1268 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a chair that I and my friend Walt built in late 2010 with Dave Sawyer of East Calais Vermont. I am finally getting caught up on my photography. Dave is a treasure who has has taught many great chairmakers such as Curtis Buchanan, Pete Galbert, and many others. Dave has an engineering background and builds his chairs as an engineer would. Extremely tight tolerances, very light construction as well as a healthy dose of great woodworking, clever jigs, and a fair amount of geometry.
When we first talked with Dave he recommended coming to do his balloon back and to learn how to make a ‘very fine chair’ which is what we did. Also shown above is a clever rack for drying spindles, Dave at the horse, a miniature pitchfork, and the three of us.