Dave Sochar [11/14/2013]
Elemental to elegant.
Very nice work. This is woodworking at its most basic, with a direct line to the most refined designs.
Thanks for making my day.
Dave Nauman [11/14/2013]
My pleasure, Dave.
Too Fantastic ! If only skills such as these were available to the general public ! Thanks so much for the effort .
Wonderful, just wonderful!
John A. [11/26/2013]
Very Impressive, and beautiful Thank You
Bill N. [11/27/2013]
Thanks for sharing this. I'm a cabinet builder..this kind of project is out of my depth, but I would love to try it some time. I have 2 newbie questions. How did you pick the raw material for the spindles? How long ago had that tree been felled (does the moisture content matter)? Thanks!
Dave Nauman [11/27/2013]
The spindle material is straight grained red oak. You can usually read the grain
of standing wood by the bark. All the material(maple for the turned parts, oak for the spindles, bow, and crest rail) were uprooted by Hurricane Sandy. Chair building material is best when used green, and
air dried as appropriate for the individual parts. Ideally, differential shrinkage makes glue
ernest kleinman [11/27/2013]
well done , lots of hard work splitting out those rought blanks!
Howard K Lobb [11/28/2013]
Thanks for taking the time to post your progression and steps of this beautiful chair,,, Well done,,,
Sherman C Anderson [11/28/2013]
Thanks 4 the post. I bought a lBrenner ow back Windsor kit from Highland Woodworking and read the directions once. I'll read it several more rounds until I get the whole picture. Looks like a good challenge.
Bill Wells [12/19/2013]
Looks great. Not to many people could build that including me. I've been teaching wood shop for years. That would be fun to attempt with some of my more advanced students
Mark Slafkes [01/08/2014]
I took a class here at the Fine Woodworking program in Fort Bragg. The actual woodworking skills aren't that difficult. It's just different from what we're used to. You need green wood to do it properly. Nothing from the lumber yard except the seat. Just get some firewood that is long enough. Special tools, though.