Friday, January 04, 2013

How To Make A Comb-Back Windsor Chair


If you make things, you are my brother.

Chicone Cabinetmakers.

11 comments:

Thud said...

We will have it make it half brother as I'm not that good.

Sixty Grit said...

Nice chair - nothing beats riven wood when it comes to making Windsors.

Anonymous said...

I call shenanigans: there's no way the back of that chair could withstand even a gentle lean-back. Beautiful sculpture, but I prefer chairs that can be sat upon and furniture that's fit for use. Livingrooms, not museums: http://www.artisticwoodworking.com/PortfolioFrames.htm
This guy is my across-the-street neighbor. We laughed about your tiger maple dilemma. We probably have the same problem with oak. I used to work with a guy who grew up in Hawaii and he said they used to burn koa at their beach parties.
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Bilejones said...

"If you make things, you are my brother."

This guys far too good, and his shops far too organized for him to be any relative of mine.

Leon said...

i watched about half of this guys comb-back videos over christmas. he'll really show you how to make a comb-back step by step.
https://www.youtube.com/user/curtisbuchanan52?feature=watch
enjoy only if you have the time.
leon

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Ron Swanson smiles on you from Indiana.

shoreacres said...

Found this today, and thought to pass it on:

“When trees mature, it is fair and moral that they are cut for man’s use, as they would soon decay and return to the earth. Trees have a yearning to live again, perhaps to provide the beauty, strength and utility to serve man, even to become an object of great artistic worth.”
– George Nakashima, The Soul of a Tree: A Wood-worker’s Reflections

Sixty Grit said...

Anonymous - learn before you comment about such things. Riven oak or ash is very strong, even in a small cross section piece such as a spindle. I take it you are not familiar with the antique originals nor have you worked with wood much.

Sam L. said...

Man could build a hell of a fire with those shavings. Or start one. Mighty fine shavings, those. Arrrrrr-tistic!

julie said...

Slightly off topic, perhaps, but I thought you might appreciate this, Sipp:

A 5,000 year-old bog oak, 44 ft. long, has been dug up and will be made into a table. A 15 meter kiln has been built just to dry it.

I hope whoever is in charge of the final project is truly one of your brothers, because it sounds too lovely to be wasted as the handiwork of fools...

Sixty Grit said...

Julie, thanks for posting that - that sure is some beautiful oak.