Windsor Chair #7: Drilling Holes for Leg Braces

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Blog entry by PeteCollin posted 12-03-2014 11:17 AM 1983 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 12-03-2014 02:08 PM

This series is a great tutorial for beginners like myself. I’ve never considered chair making because of the percieved complexity, however you’ve got me rethinking the situation. I might just give it a try, after I complete my “honey-do” projects.
Thanks for the videos.

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 08:37 PM


I managed to figure out a way to do it without a froe, adze, or scorp, thus saving about $400 worth of hand tools, and another few hundred of Japanese water stones. Curtis Buchanan has the best videos for somebody looking to make chairs to sell. But I just want to make them to have for myself. Nobody is going to look them over critically, so I don’t have to be perfect. If you want to try a chair, go for it! All I can say is, you must make friends with your lathe if you aren’t already.

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