Before committing to walnut, I made a pair of legs from scrap alder to figure out how to get a sufficient spread between the arms. Theseat frame is about 2.5” wider than the side chair and requiredanother bending form to steam bend the ba...
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Location: Los Angeles, CA
I worked wood for a living for about 12 years. I became quite skilled and made beautiful furniture and quality cabinetry. I dealt with clients, architects, interior designers, and employees.
I also built classical guitars.
I got burned out on it. It hurt my body too much so I stopped doing it for awhile and rethought how I was set up, how I bid jobs and got clients, how and when to say "no" (I now say "no" a lot and that's really one of the secrets to making money doing custom work).
I didn't go into debt to get my equipment and I don't recommend you do so either unless you've got work on the books to pay it off. Instead, I got every piece of machinery I own used. I also built a very accurate vertical panel saw which is a real back-saver and frees up a lot of space in the shop because I don't have to cut large panels horizontally anymore.
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“Composing” back splats on my chair design. Rather than cut them out of a thick board or laminating layers to make the subtle recurve, I cut a piece in half so the two are bookmatched. Then I used a technique I read about but never tr...
A back splat isn’t needed but if you slump into back you notice it’snot there and that’s a little unsettling, so I think I’ll add one. I wasgoing to do spindles and a lower rail but decided on testing theopen frame for com...
54 days into the prototyping process, this is the latest iteration of my ergonomic bentwood dining chair design. The process has shown the chair is buildable without a lot of bending failure issues and the back design is very comfortable, at least...
I failed with my first attempt at a recurve bend. http://lumberjocks.com/Loren/blog/38142I was prepared for that failure since I used a strap on onlyone side. This time I’ve added another backing strap anda fixture to make the transition...