|Forum topic by JimKing201||posted 08-20-2008 02:01 AM||1140 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-20-2008 02:01 AM
If you go to my profile, I have pics of the chair I’m building and the original. It will help make sense of what is written below.
The seat will be about 20 inches wide by 42 inches long. The top of ply will be straight down then about a 6 inch radius bend, a relatively flat seat, then bend about 4 inch radius curved downward which will be the ‘front’ of the seat.
The problem is because of the size, and my concern that the form that I make will not have pressure through-out the entire surface of the ply, is whats keeping me from finishing this project.
Any ideas, comments, questions, pictures, advice, experience, etc., will help in getting this monkey off my back and get me going on this again.
This project was inspired by an old Wisconsin Chair Company piece. Its all quarter sawn white oak, with only the rockers being white ash. The backs were made from a 2×4 being resawed, planed and glued back together in a form. I am not set up for steam bending yet. I made several trial and errors steam bending and ended up with a bunch of kindling wood.
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