Walnut and Hickory 3 Legged Bent Back Chair

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Project by rancerocks posted 05-21-2017 07:22 PM 1534 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from mostly 1 1/2” walnut lumber. The arms were steam bent. There was sweating and swearing involved when bending the Hickory!

-- Rance, Iowa

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#1 posted 05-21-2017 08:03 PM

Really nice bending, is that solid or bent lam?

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#2 posted 05-21-2017 09:26 PM

Nice steam bent Arms! It’s amazing that you can bend walnut that thick. Nice chair all around!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 05-22-2017 01:38 AM


The chair design is beautiful! Such simple elegance!

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#4 posted 05-22-2017 02:57 AM

Bending projects like this amaze me

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#5 posted 05-22-2017 07:55 AM

Fantastic work ! Any more pictures or blog info about it ? Thanks for sharing.

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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#6 posted 05-22-2017 04:06 PM

Very nice! Welcome to LJs!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#7 posted 05-22-2017 04:53 PM

This chair turned out beautifully. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 05-22-2017 10:00 PM

That must have been something, bending those arms like that! Whatever the case, that’s a beautiful and unique looking chair, and looks comfortable, too!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 05-23-2017 12:59 AM

Really nice bending, is that solid or bent lam?

- papadan

it is bent lam, 3- 3/8” pieces steamed and bent all at once.

-- Rance, Iowa

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#10 posted 05-23-2017 05:42 PM

very cool design love the curve on those arms.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 03-28-2018 02:21 PM

WOW thats amazing, hickory is hard enuff to work with I can’t imagine bending it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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