Sep 2012

Welcome to my new website


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Welcome to my new website. The site is essentially a portfolio of the furniture I have made, but here in my blog I want to focus on the process, not the finished products. So it is appropriate that I have been working on a design for a chair--nothing very avant guarde, just my version of a continuous arm windsor chair. But there are some tricky parts. How do I get the right bends into the continuous back and arm rail? How do I figure the right angles for the eighteen different parts that make up the chair. And once I figure all that out, will the chair be pleasing to look at and comfortable to sit in? This first photo is of the chair mockup--not an actual chair, but parts shaped individually to figure out how the whole will go together.

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The second photo shows how the individual laminations that make up the back and arm rail get glued together. Now that I have the general shape of the chair and the dimensions of the individual parts form the mockup, I can start to make parts.