I have completed the prototype stool,
I just finished 4 hours sanding attaching the back and tidying up
Here is the raw product, currently sanded to 320 Grit, it still has a few dings to remove but overall construction is finished
Now I need to answer a couple of questions from the last blog
SPalm: The sculpturing of the seat was done using a Arbortech Turbo planer
How I did it was:
I marked out a general shape and then removed a strip from each side straight down the centers.
Then profiled/dished it back to the edge and into the center section.
Took me all of five minutes, I didnt take and pickies at the time but will do so on my final chair.
Its only a little kids chair/stool here are some pictorial dimensions.
Now the joints which what its all about, did they work out? well almost
Here are some close ups to cast a critical eye over.
First up the almost good ones
And the not so good ones
This one was a direct result of me screwing up on the table saw, hence the shim added in.
This one would have been OK had I checked to see if it had seated correctly, the dark band is actually glue.
I will continue on and do the final finishing then post it as a project so thats all from me for now.
I have one more real chair to make and I will direct my attention to “other” projects away from furniture, it was fun and i enjoyed learning about Sam’s career in furniture making. Just out of interest I saw one of his Rockers had just sold recently some where,
Highlighting the April sale was a striking group of design from the 1970s and 1980s. Among the items on offer was a walnut and ebony rocking chair, dated 1986, by renowned studio craftsman, Sam Maloof. The iconic piece was estimated to bring $30,000-50,000 and sold for $80,500, a new world auction record for a Maloof rocking chair.
Looking at his work you can understand why!....I wonder who got the loot?
-- Regards Robert