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Old 28-05-12   #1 (permalink)
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I needed a chair today, so I made one :-)

Hi all

I needed a chair today, so I made one :-)

It is based on the African style chief chair, I used a saw and axe to make the "paddle" shape then made the slot using a brace and bit and draw knife.

It is surprisingly comfortable, I will tidy it up later with a spoke shave.

Seasoned oak is tough!







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Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Very nice, been wanting to try one of those for ages. Didn't know what they were called.
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Re: I needed a chair today, so I made one :-)

I like that baggy, very nice!
Friend makes some similar 1's but hollows out a couple of sections in the middle and finishes the top with a point, giving them a bit of a gothic look.

and seasoned oak is super tough!! i've had good quality wood chisels snap clean in half when working with reclaimed oak on traditional timber framing, tend to carry 2 sets of chisels when i do it know 1 for if i have to strike the tool and the other set i keep super sharp and use the as parring chisels

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nice I made one a while back very comfy, then someone offered me 50 for it so I need to make another one now
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Very nice, been wanting to try one of those for ages. Didn't know what they were called.
Thanks, they are also called watchmans chairs.
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I hope not!!!!!
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