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Project by aldente posted 05-10-2010 04:14 PM 2123 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In Feb. I went to Fla. for a few weeks, about 6 to be exact, where I was introduced to Rendezvous Camping. Day 1 I was hooked ! Now just gotta get set up. My 1st chair and what I am calling a stooble (stool, table). I do have another chair made. I still need to hand rub it with steel wool. They’re made out of Red Oak, stained with an English Chestnut and finished (sealed) with shelac. They will be used outdoors. In case of inclimate weather, They will be undercover with me. I have a chuck Box already designed, with the wood already purchased. But before that I am making wind resistant candle holders ( 2 ). The last pic is my next generation of wood worker, my grandson Ashton.

P.S. Forgot to mention, I am also working my last post, The Japenese Spaulted Maple wood. I am making a box, It’s almost finished and will post pics.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#1 posted 05-16-2010 08:37 PM

The pool furniture looks very inviting and your young assistant look to be enjoying himself as well. It nice to see the young lad get involved in woodworking, future lumber jock…thanks for posting…BC

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 10:53 PM

I like the look of these. Are they sturdier than they look?

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 10:59 PM

They look sturdy enough to me…if you sit with your buns parked to the back center. If you sit on the outer edge, though, hmmm. At least, if I sit on the outer edge.. hmm. But really, they do look very nice, and good thing Ashton is there to help out! Cute kid. And nice patio set! By the way, what is Rendezvous Camping? does that mean “meet me in FL with your RV?”


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#5 posted 05-16-2010 11:57 PM

Thanks for the comments. The chairs are exremely sturdy. The picture you see with the seat protruding past the legs, the seat and back come apart and the seat is not resting as far back as it’s supposed to go. As far as what is rendezvous camping, it is pre-1840’s re-enacting. Mountain men in the spring time came down from the mountains to trade thier furs for supplies. They camped, traded and the most important part, they socialized. Stuck in the mountains alone for several months at a time, they were ready to party. Thats what I do. I dress in the garb of the era and eat, socialize, make new friends and drink. Not always in that order. If you have a chance to go see one for yourself I think you’ll find it very interesting. Most of the time they are open to the public, flatlanders. It has also been refered to as living history. Alot of times it is in conjuction with civil war re-enacting. Everything has to be period correct. Including the tent. Sorry no RV’s.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#6 posted 05-26-2010 05:39 PM

Your rendezvous camping sounds like a good time. I can imagine sitting in one of these chairs enjoying a campfire and good company. I think I’ll give it a go at making something similar. Thanks for the inspiration!

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