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 Post subject: Chairs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:42 am 
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I got an order for 2 chairs this weekend. Actually, for sales and orders, I will make about $1,300, the best I've ever done at a show since I started over 27 years ago. And this wasn't even a real show, but the Farmers Market! But, back to the topic. After reading Tom's post about his mock up chair, I need direction in how to scoop the seat. I've also never done any curved stuff, so that might be interesting. I greatly appreciate any help you can give. Thanks so much, Guys!

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 Post subject: Re: Chairs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:26 pm 
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Hey Larry, here's some pics of 'one way' to do it although the 'roughing out' can be done much more expeditiously with an adze. Here I am using a travisher. I have used pullshave and curved spokeshaves before for this operation but the travisher (when sharp) is the most effective method I've found.
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You do NOT have to grow more hair for this operation but bushy eyebrows DO make a difference! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Chairs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:58 pm 
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I know I'm not an expert on this but I would do it with an angle grinder and a sanding disc.
It works well for me.
Just take a little at a time.

Draw the outline with a pencil and stay in the lines.

I did it once before when replacing a chair seat and it worked nicely.

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 Post subject: Re: Chairs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:18 pm 
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Hey Larry,

For me, it depends upon the material used for the seat. When using pine or poplar, an inshave and travisher are my tools of choice. But the last seat that I carved was of bubinga, which is harder than white oak, so a carbide right angle grinder was the choice. Even so, it was like grinding bricks. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Chairs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:03 pm 
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Cant help ya Larry.

I dont build chairs.

I am considering taking a chair building course soon.

But I wish ya the best and i know you, when you finish this project it will be awesome and worth every penny you get for it.

Youll have very happy clients and im sure that will lead to even more orders.

Im really looking fwd to seeing the finished product.


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