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Jenkintown, PA, US
Building a chair can be the most challenging and rewarding project for a woodworker. It certainly should be on everyone's bucket project list. For many of us, looking at that first chair might want to make you chuck it in the fireplace, as your eyes gravitate to small errors in rake and splay, spacing of spindles etc. This is all part of the learning curve and once you've completed about a dozen, you have earned the right to call yourself a chair maker!
I have learned to deeply appreciate sharp and properly adjusted tools. I would welcome the info and insight from this craftsman, resulting in better and more pleasing work
Great way to repurpose the leather. If I wanted to make one with purchased leather ( from Tandy) does anyone have a suggestion as to what type of leather to use? Suede seems a little flimsy...on the other hand, I'm not making a saddle. I think a Speedy Stitcher is often used to repair sails
Well done David and thank you ! SketchUp is an amazingly creative tool and rather user friendly ( with a little help from friends). I remember students in my school learning CAD and creating far less complex projects than what SU permits.
The visualization contributes to the creative process as well as the actual turning process.
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