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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 09-01-2014 02:32 PM 941 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2014 02:32 PM

I am curious to know how to get these sunk in looks in the chairs I have seen in many of the stools that I have been looking at lately.

here is a couple of examples

I have tried to search this forum, but I am not familiar with the the search that searches the whole internet as well as this site.


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#1 posted 09-01-2014 03:01 PM

Try this link

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 03:03 PM

I’m guessing that you mean the carved out saddle seat …

And, as you might guess, you carve it out. Old school style, you would use gouges and a scorp. New school, you might use a router and/or a power carving tool like the arbortech and/or a holey galahad.

-- Jesse Felling -

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 06:03 PM

If you want to try using a router, R. j. DeCristoforo built a swinging router system and shows how to build it in one of his books. As his work was from 1940 to the 1990, so his books are not recent and might be difficult to find.

The swinging router he designed, and built, could dish out almost anything from a chair seat to a bowl so it had more than a single purpose!

A link to a list of R. J. DeCristoforo books

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 06:13 PM

Thanks guys, I will read the link, and follow up on the leads, I actaully got a great price on a bosch 2.5 horsepower plunge router and a bunch of bits

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 01:51 AM

Here’s a way to scoop out seats.
Follow the links in the comments.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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