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Re: Building a chair?
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2012, 07:38:37 PM »
Pretty nice chairs, Jake.  You got the seats right.  As far as the back goes, there's a school of thought that rather than a flat back, you put a shallow radius on the board that goes arm-to-arm, creating a curved back.  That back, while usually straight can be fanned too.

You got the arms flat also, which is traditional.  I'm fond of a circular, can-sized shallow recess out at the end.  This minor and still subtle addition has proved beneficial many times when a beverage is involved. ;) ;)
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Re: Building a chair?
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2012, 02:05:10 PM »
A protractor placed on the seat to measure the rise from horizontal to vertical  might get you an answer.  ;D

BTW, I have an old rocker to restore. An arm and the spokes in the arm. If I had some veneer I'd redo the seat with steamed maple, but that stuff is pricy and the chair ain't worth it. A pizza box full of veneers is about $65 by the time it gets here. No guarantee of the species, it's a mixture. Kind of an A hole way to sell it...but...;)

See a couple tears in the veneer seat there.

She's an old girl. Dad's cousin is 84 and it was his grandmother's. Which means it could have been my great grandmother's, he wasn't sure. Everything about the right arm is pretty much broken. Even the main spoke in front was missing one time and someone tried to make a make shift one. I can turn that to match the other side.

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Re: Building a chair?
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2012, 02:23:13 PM »
Is this chair for sitting in or talking to? ;D

You didn't build that, someone else built that chair.......

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Re: Building a chair?
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2012, 09:43:37 PM »
Is this chair for sitting in or talking to? ;D

You didn't build that, someone else built that chair.......

This chair was made for talkin, and that's what it will do. . . .
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