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Michael Fortune Garden Chair Video Series

comments (4) April 11th, 2014 in blogs

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Michael Fortunes two-part article on building a garden chair using beng lamination techniques was just released in issue 240 (Part I).
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 Michaels video workshop series--building the chair--premieres online in early June, 2014.
Michael Fortunes two-part article on building a garden chair using beng lamination techniques was just released in issue 240 (Part I). - CLICK TO ENLARGE

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.

 

Video Workshop Series Covers the Action

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.

 

Plan and DVD Coming in June, 2014

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.


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Comments (4)

Bored_Cutter Bored_Cutter writes: 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.
Posted: 9:39 am on June 2nd

CarverTroy CarverTroy writes: 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.
"Creative people inspire the rest"
Posted: 11:32 pm on April 17th

CarverTroy CarverTroy writes:
Posted: 11:09 pm on April 17th

TimR TimR writes: 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.
Posted: 9:55 am on April 16th

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