Two Part Chair

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Project by wuddoc posted 04-26-2020 01:48 AM 487 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With Seven grand kids between our two families it takes some thought as to what they would like that we can make in the Wood Buddies Shop.

Since they all like to be around water whether a lake or pool we came up with a two part chair that each could carry and was compact enough to fit in the family vehicle. The two part chair has various names such as camp chair, pool chair, or fishing chair.

We created several mock ups out of shelf board to determine the arcs and angles not knowing at the time Woodcraft had plans: Item 412280, Model OFS-1005. Once we had determined all the dimensions we created two fixtures, one for the seat and one for the back arc’s. Additional fixtures were built to locate and drill all the clearance holes along with counter sinking them using our 10” drill press.

Alder was selected and stainless steel wood screws were used. All the alder was cut then all sharp edges were rounded with a round over router bit. After a final sanding the top back slat was engraved using our laser with the child’s first name.

A marine grade varnish was applied three times and then the chairs were assembled.

-- Wuddoc

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#1 posted 04-26-2020 03:03 AM

In my book those are fine looking chairs especially the way they knockdown.
You should be smiling in that last pic.
I bet the kids like having their own.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#2 posted 04-26-2020 04:20 AM

pretty damn cool,enough said!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 04-27-2020 02:06 AM

NIce job coming up with a project they can all do and use with pride.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 04-27-2020 01:18 PM

Really nice!

-- Pete

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#5 posted 05-23-2020 03:19 PM

I have a problem to hold my grandchildren on a standard chair. Now I found your chairs and I like to copy it, because it seems to me, they are perfect. Is it possible to get a hand drawing with dimensions (plan) ?
—Greetings from north Germany-

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