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Blog series by PeteCollin updated 09-04-2015 08:31 PM 10 parts 20525 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: Windsor Chair #1

11-03-2014 03:00 PM by PeteCollin | 2 comments »

Hello All, I began a Youtube account to show the stages in making windsor style chairs – starting from a tree. I invite you all to come have a look. I have about 40 minutes of footage, and will add videos as my progress with the chair goes. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjcQyPlmR1Lx2mnX0Upkm8E-QruOXv2gC

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Part 2: Carving and fixing the seat

11-08-2014 05:36 PM by PeteCollin | 1 comment »

Hello All, ‘This is the latest entry in my Windsor chair series. I think I didn’t enter several of my entries correctly, but if you are interested you can look up the Winsor playlist on my Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoJd_ktEaZ0

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Part 3: Turning Back Spindles

11-14-2014 02:11 AM by PeteCollin | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au1q-UXB1A4

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Part 4: Easy Way to Make Chair Spokes

11-18-2014 02:37 AM by PeteCollin | 4 comments »

I tried so many ways to make spokes for the backs of my windsor chairs. I struggled with draw knives, spoke shaves, dowel makers, the lathe, and never got good results. After thinking hard on the problem, I figured out a mechanized way to crank them out easily! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkjAuZ3NAr8

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Part 5: Further shaping of seat, sizing tenons, calculating comb curvature

12-01-2014 01:44 AM by PeteCollin | 4 comments »

Latest Windsor Chair video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QM9X5RZ77I

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Part 6: Steam Bending - Successfully!

12-03-2014 12:06 AM by PeteCollin | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leaUv9ieDGA

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Part 7: Drilling Holes for Leg Braces

12-03-2014 11:17 AM by PeteCollin | 2 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18ghUfsyr3c&feature=youtu.be

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Part 8: Drilling and shaping the comb

12-06-2014 10:48 PM by PeteCollin | 2 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg7cWJWqosI

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Part 9: Final Glue-up!

12-13-2014 12:58 AM by PeteCollin | 2 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrUJf5Ws0Y

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Part 10: Improved Steam Bending

09-04-2015 08:31 PM by PeteCollin | 2 comments »

!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6DQve471co I had some breakage steam bending the backs of my windsor chairs, so I finally got serious about it.

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