A Listing of Windsor Chair Entries

comments (9) August 26th, 2009 in blogs

Killenwood Tim Killen, contributor
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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 Chair

Lessons on Windsor Chairs

Sculpturing a Windsor Seat

Complex Top Rail on Windsor

Templates and Windsors

Flatten a Curved Component

Windsor Stool Exercise - Stage 1

Windsor Stool Exercise - Part 2

Joint Push/Pull

Bending a Continuous Bow

Making a Windsor Settee's Arm/Crest Rail


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Comments (9)

cdub cdub writes: Thanks Tim. Great work with the knife box series. Looking forward to the Windsor!
Posted: 1:11 am on May 19th

Killenwood Killenwood writes: 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.

Posted: 6:30 pm on May 16th

cdub cdub writes: 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!

Posted: 2:29 am on May 16th

Killenwood Killenwood writes: 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.

Posted: 11:03 am on May 8th

cdub cdub writes: 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.


Posted: 6:15 am on May 8th

Killenwood Killenwood writes: 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.

Posted: 2:57 pm on May 3rd

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: 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.

Posted: 10:29 am on May 3rd

cdub cdub writes: Hello,

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!


Posted: 9:08 am on May 3rd

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Hi love the articles but all the articles that start with
http://www.taunton.com/.... goes to cooking web site.

Posted: 4:45 pm on May 27th

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