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Michael Fortune's two-part article on building a garden chair using beng lamination techniques was just released in issue 240 (Part I).
If you’ve already devoured the latest issue (#240) of Fine Woodworking magazine, no doubt you saw contributing editor Michael C. Fortune’s article on building a beautiful garden chair using bent laminations. Michael’s article is a two-part tour-de-force-with issue 240 covering the construction of his bent lamination forms. Part II (issue #241), coming this June, will cover putting those forms to use as Michael builds the actual chair.
FineWoodworking.com is simultaneously releasing a 7-part video series that covers the entire construction process as well. We’ve already released Episode 1, covering construction of the bending forms, and the balance of the episodes will be released in tandem with the second half of our print article this June.
If you’re interested in purchasing the DVD and project plan, check back in June, as we release the balance of the project. Catch it in print, catch it online, just catch it! Michael’s techniques are top-notch and his garden chair truly is a thing of beauty.
You can learn how to build the bending forms in the associated Video Workshop series. Look for the balance of the episodes to premiere in tandem with our next print issue in early June 2014.
Part II of Michael's video workshop series--building the chair--premieres online in early June, 2014.
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I agree with TimR!
I'll go you one better -- you KNOW you already have the entire video series done and "in the can" ..... what's up with this drip....drip..... drip...........drip..............drip........ staggering of the episodes???? You're paranoid we won't check your website everyday?
We always DO!
Teasing us with these staggered episodes.....I dunno.....To me (at least) it somehow seems like a bit of a bush league move.
Release the series all at once, then sell the entire series video DVD RIGHT NOW -- as bizarre at it might sound, some of us would like to start building the chair before summer is over; you know?
Come on, folks. Come on.
What a great project. Finally a very comfortable chair for the outdoors. Really like the curved slats, what a great idea. I plan on finishing up my chair tomorrow, the plans on page 51 work out just fine for me.
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Personally, I think you should have just waited and released all the videos one after another. Just my opinion… Videos and articles haven’t “aligned” in the past.
I was cutting some dovetails recently. Here are the tools that I use when I cut them with hand tools.
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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