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Blog series by kaerlighedsbamsen updated 07-25-2017 09:06 PM 6 parts 16621 reads 70 comments total

Part 1: Getting inspired & first test

07-10-2014 08:26 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 6 comments »

I have always admired wegners furniture. Especially his chairs. They are so “final” designs. Nothing to improve, nothing to remove. Just right. For a long time a have known that one day i wanted to build something in his style. But as simple they look his furniture is nothing but simple to make. And i felt that i needed a certain level of skill to give it a try. The past two years i have built a lot of projects and tried to raise the difficult level a little each time.Last week...

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Part 2: More testing and narrowing in + some toolmaking

07-13-2014 11:03 AM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 8 comments »

This summer i have succeeded in having a whole week with only me, my summer house and woodwork. No work, no children, no nothing. Oh bliss! This week i intend to get as far as possible on my wegner project and also share the progress here on LJ in order to pay back a little on all the great inspiration i get here.It is now time to do a full scale prototype with turned legs and hopefully get some uncertainties cleared away and narrow the difficult parts down to a few. Lets rock:Pulled out m...

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Part 3: Shaping the back seat

07-15-2014 09:19 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 13 comments »

Feeling that a lot of uncertainties have been cleared away in my last post it is now time to take on the most challenging part of the project: shaping the back rest. This is where tings are getting a bit complicated. Shapes in 3d is difficult to visualize and shaping takes a long time. Having done a series of sketches i had a semi vague idea where i wanted to end:In order to work fast i decided to start using mdf for the first tests. Shaping in a combination of freehand and using divide...

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Part 4: Much more prototyping

09-02-2014 10:16 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 12 comments »

Summer is over and work, my business and life in gerneral have taken almost all my time. And my chair project have slowed down considerable. But in shorter periods i have had time in the workshop and done as much as possible. This is a compilation of 6 weeks: Last time we left about here: This looked cool but i was not totally satisfied. Things i wanted to improve was:- The back rest. It is too low and somehow just not´right´ - The general feel of the chair. Is it a little too static?-...

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Part 5: Seat weaving and finishing up

09-23-2014 09:46 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 18 comments »

Last time we ended here:In the mean time i have been busy researching on methods of weaving seats. Lots of designs to consider.. But first we need to finish the chair it self.Last time i just eyeballed the angle on the flat parts of the top of the back legs. Here i´m trying to get the angle right to make a jig for greater presizion and repeatability.Its simple but it works- both on the inside and outside.Trying to get the angle right for the holes in the back restAnd drilling the morticesThis...

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Part 6: And then the final, real chairs

07-25-2017 09:06 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 13 comments »

This whole series have all the time evolved around making a set of dining chairs out of two large slabs of European elm that was sawed at my mothers farm and stored, first in their barn, and then in my workshop. Having gotten the design (nearly finished) in the previous posts this is about making the final chairs.If you have not already, see the project post here Cutting up the timber was quite a challenge. The trees had been felled because of an attack of Dutch Elm Disease and parts of ...

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