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Sunday 27 January 2013

Back On The Chair

I worked for a spell on my cherry chair today ,I glued up  the seat to the legs , then two parts of the backrest.When I put it all together I found that the poles that attach the backrest to the seat needed something to firm them up.
 So I decided to carve a little wedged bracket, this was carved out of a little offcut, from one of the ash poles.
 This little guy will hold the backrest poles firmly and lock them in place. The bracket is shown in place between the poles in last two photo's:)

Friday 25 January 2013

A Drop Of The White Stuff

We had a little snow this week it , for some its a pain but I'm always pleased to see it.
As it slowly changes our world after many wet wet months :)

Friday 18 January 2013

More On My Cherry Chair

I put together the dry (no glue) cherry chair to see how it all would look. I decided to make the seat and back double thickness as this let's me fix things without having to bore through the front of backrest and the seat, that I spent ages shaving and sanding into a comfortable shape . I think its working out but things can always change ! :)

Thursday 10 January 2013

The West Coast Logging Legacy

An  absoloute gem, if you can spare an hour get the kettle on and watch this, :)

Redwood Lumber Industry, Northern California - 1947

Here's another video that I liked, you might like it too :)

Sunday 6 January 2013

Cherry Chair

I started this chair in my Christmas holidays, the seat and backrest are cherry with ash for the legs and backrest supports. I decided to scoop out the seat part like they do with a windsor chair kind of. I made some templates first to see that the shapes worked, when I was happy with the templates .
 I set out scooping out the seat, this started with hogging out a rough hollow following the shape of the template  with a big cranked gouge then a spoon plane and spokeshaves finished it off . Because of the seat the backrest had to have the same treatment, with the same tools I worked on the back , the ash poles were shaped up with a drawknife then spokeshave here's where I'm at:)

try try again

I'm trying to post but failing to upload photo's . I'll try again later :)