Minerva chair

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Project by JuniorJoiner posted 11-11-2019 08:03 PM 1066 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am trying to make a point to have a social media presence. working in obscurity is fine for awhile, but it gets old having people ask if i still do “that woodworking stuff”. So….I plan to roll out some of my designs over the next year or so. I hope people like them. Please let me know what you think.

This is my Minerva chair, steambent walnut, compound curved woven seat out of bamboo cord. It is all mortise and tenon joinery. difficult to explain because there are no flat or square reference surfaces. the finish is wax.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#1 posted 11-11-2019 08:17 PM

i think i like it.more pic’s showing details and how the seat is done would be great if you can,you can never show us too much.also what was your joinery and finish used?

-- 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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#2 posted 11-11-2019 09:05 PM


This is a beautiful chair. Really think the design is cool and lite. Welcome to Lumber Jocks.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 11-11-2019 09:11 PM

Well, you certainly are not afraid of a challenge. Looks like the effort has paid off – the chair looks fantastic!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 11-11-2019 09:37 PM

Beautiful chair, it looks very comfortable also. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 11-11-2019 09:42 PM

Nice chair. I like the elements, and how they work together.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 11-11-2019 10:21 PM

steam bent huh ? well, there’s certainly a lot more to it than that statement – if it’s for sale it should fetch a pretty penny

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 11-11-2019 11:10 PM

So nice!

-- Pete

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#8 posted 11-12-2019 12:26 AM

That looks like a very involved and intense project. You knocked it out of the park.

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#9 posted 11-12-2019 01:09 AM

That looks like a very involved and intense project. You knocked it out of the park.

- BurlyBob

thank you bob, this is the prototype. figuring out the curved joinery, and how to bend this shapes repeatably took a few tries. i am currently bending parts for a limited production run of 30. should keep me busy over the winter

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#10 posted 11-12-2019 03:41 AM

Yes, I really like it! Nice design. Best wishes with your endeavor.

(I’m sure I could never afford it though. —sigh)


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 11-12-2019 04:40 AM

NIce curves on that chair. Quite unique.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 11-12-2019 02:39 PM

Perfect !

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#13 posted 11-13-2019 04:16 PM

Beautiful chair, very unique! Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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#14 posted 11-19-2019 01:09 PM

Unique and beautiful.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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