We finished up another great chair class on Saturday evening. Here are the students with their finished chairs. I made a chair along with the guys but did not get a chance to paint it. Some of the guys took there chairs home in the red and plan to put a black coat on […]
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A Boring Day!
Today was spent boring all the holes in the seats for our Windsor Chairs. The chair seats have an amazing complexity of angles that can sometimes be a bit overwhelming! We started by laying out the angles from seat patterns, drawing sight lines onto the seats and drilling out the holes. After the holes […]
Windsor Chair Class in Progress
Today was day 2 of our six day windsor chair class. This is always an exciting class to teach, starting off with a few logs and splitting all the wood down. Bending all these straight pieces for bows and arms always excites the students. Needless to say it also tires them out! […]
A Trip to the Mill
Each year, during this season, I make a trip to East Texas to pick up some logs from a sawmill to use for a demonstration at our annual Homestead Fair. The demonstration is called “From Tree to Chair,” and in it, I take one of the big logs (like those in the photos below) and […]
Another Successful Windsor Chair Course Completed
From tree to chair in just 6 days! We have just finished up another successful Windsor chair course, with 7 students all completing a fine chair. This is a great course offering many different opportunities to learn multiple skills, from riving wood from the log to shaping it with the drawknife and spokeshave; turning parts […]
From Tree to Chair, Another Windsor Chair Course in Progress!
We started Monday morning with a log and 7 students, each making a Windsor Chair! This week has been packed with the opportunity to learn many different skills, from riving wood from the log to steam bending, working with the drawknife then off to turning on the lathe. Today was spent learning how to use […]