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Blog series by Dave T updated 1542 days ago 3 parts 1831 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Kids Rocking Chair - Almost finished

1630 days ago by Dave T | 4 comments »

This is my first commisioned piece. No in progress pics on this one, but it’s almost finished. 2 coats of Tung oil finish on it so far. It’s a close replica of the antique chair the client brought to me. The only thing I really changed was the arms. The original arms were not very sturdy and had broken across the grain a couple of times and had been repaired. I actually built 2 different chairs. The first one had square legs and wasn’t working. I’ll beef that...

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Part 2: 3 more

1549 days ago by Dave T | 1 comment »

The client liked the prototype and wants 3 more. So I have been working on this lately. Have all the pieces turned and fitted, made a couple of small changes from my prototype per the clients request. Finally into the home stretch on these and getting them all assembled. Chair 1 and 2 are still in clamps, chair 3 I have to remake the crest rail for. Had a couple of goof ups I just couldn’t fix on it.Chair 1Chair 1Chair 2Chair 3

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Part 3: The end is in sight

1542 days ago by Dave T | 0 comments »

I’m really excited now, the end is in sight. All 3 chairs are assembled, and sanded. I put the first coat of finish on them tonight before calling it a day. I think I am pretty glad to see them go, I’m getting burnt out on chairs now. They have been fun and challenging to build, but I am ready to get back to square projects for a bit, or as square as I can make them anyway…ROFL. I can understand how so many get hooked on turning. These chairs have been my first wood tu...

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