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A reader remembered reading specific blog posts on Windsor Chairs, but was unable to locate them in Design. Click. Build. I can understand the difficulty of retrieving and locating specific posts, particularly since many of them occurred in the old archive. Therefore, I’ve collected a list of these articles along with their specific links.
A Bowback Windsor Chairhttp://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=fw-designforum&entry=124
Lessons on Windsor Chairshttp://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=fw-designforum&entry=129
Sculpturing a Windsor Seathttp://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=fw-designforum&entry=130
Complex Top Rail on Windsorhttp://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=fw-designforum&entry=132
Templates and Windsorshttp://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=fw-designforum&entry=136
Flatten a Curved Componenthttp://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=fw-designforum&entry=137
Windsor Stool Exercise – Stage 1http://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=fw-designforum&entry=141
Windsor Stool Exercise – Part 2 http://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=fw-designforum&entry=142
Bending a Continuous Bowhttp://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14047/bending-a-continuous-bow
Making a Windsor Settee’s Arm/Crest Railhttp://www.finewoodworking.com/item/17770/making-a-windsor-settee-armcrest-rail
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Thanks Tim. Great work with the knife box series. Looking forward to the Windsor!
To cdub: I just finished the last of the series on making the Knife Box. So I'm planning to post the first step on the Windsor in about two weeks.
Wow Tim, very exciting to hear. That would be fantastic to see, especially with the video. I'm sure it will benefit many. Thanks for considering the idea. I know it is a quite a task. We are very lucky.
Looking forward to it!
Clinton, I like your idea on going through a complete chair build in SketchUp. This would probably take 7 or 8 entries starting from the very beginning steps. This time I would incorporate video.
I'll start with a Windsor Bowback using an old article in FWW as a reference.
Thanks for the feedback.
Hi guys and thanks for your replies.
Tim, I see your point about yourself and SketchUp evolving, making some techniques redundant. More of interest I think are the construction concepts we have to wrestle with in both SketchUp and the shop. Your post "Modeling a Windsor Chair - Part 1" is a good example. Things like positioning the "H" stretchers correctly between the legs so that everything snaps in place. Also splaying the back spindles in correct formation ready for the crest or bow to drop neatly into position. Also how the sight lines we see drawn on chair plans correspond to the SketchUp model. I am slowly getting better at SketchUp but remember these ideas being tricky to grasp. They can also be applied to any chair or any project. Chairs are good training - once you step out of right angles you really have to think.
I think one excellent followup video to "The Basics" could be the complete modelling of a chair, e.g. a windsor or the Maloof rocker, from start to finish including preparation of shop drawings in Layout, generating a cut list and even application of colour and realistic finishes. Having sequential information all in one resource would be fantastic. I'm sure you'd sell a few of those. I'll be your first customer!
Thanks again for your great work. You both have been a huge help.
Clinton, I do have files for these old entries. They may be somewhat dated so I would be reluctant to simply re-post as my skills have improved and the tools have changed. However I would be willing to review and repost.
Perhaps you could tell me which of these posts are most important, or provide a prioritization of the subjects.
Clinton, I'm sorry but it seems all those older blog posts are gone forever. I don't know if Tim still has the files and could repost them. I lost all of the content for my old posts in a hard drive crash.
Many of the articles in the "A Listing of Windsor Chair Entries" are no longer accessible, which is a shame. Chairmaking, whether virtual or physical, is jumping in the deep end and requires the learning of a wide range of skills that are broadly transferable.
Please is there any chance these could be resurrected and re-posted?
While I'm here I'd like to say thanks for the many hours you have both put in to deliver the fantastic resource we have here. I don't believe I would have understood or even discovered SketchUp if not for Design Click Build. Thankyou!
Hi love the articles but all the articles that start with
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