fire pit chair

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Project by crossfacecraddle posted 03-03-2016 06:26 AM 2029 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A chair perfect for sitting around the fire pit. The back is a piece of spruce and the seat is made from ash. It sits back at a slight recline for comfort. It took quite a bit of work using a scrub plane, bench plane and smoothing plane to get this piece flat and smooth. Shaping the seat was mainly done with a chainsaw and flattened with the hand planes.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 12:37 PM

Nice work. Lots of work when the wood comes right from teh log.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 02:36 PM

Beatiful. Great idea for use scrap wood. Hand tools? Pfiuuu! Awesome, congratulations.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Billy E

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 03:32 PM

That’s how to do it. Real power tools run on gasoline

-- Billy, Florence SC

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 05:58 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 03-03-2016 07:04 PM

I like it.

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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#6 posted 03-04-2016 01:52 AM

Great idea!

-- Doug...

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Tim Holiner

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#7 posted 03-04-2016 02:47 AM

A few years ago I purchased a similar design made in Africa. It has carvings of jungle animals (lions, elephants, etc) and is called a Safari Chair. Presumably, before there were lightweight aluminum and nylon folding chairs these were the standard for jungle travel.

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#8 posted 03-04-2016 03:46 AM

nice idea, I have a camp site, would be a great addition.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 03-05-2016 05:58 PM

Thank you for all the great comments!

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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