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Opening, and reading Franks Blog this Morning(http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/185)
This reminded me of a chair I made for my Grandson's Wedding gift in 1997.
The bottom of the seat has a carving to remind them of their wedding day.
This is my second attempt at making a Windsor Chair. The first one was made from Red Oak. I'll show that one as another project.

The plan came from an issue of (Workbench Magazine, March-April 1989.)
I modified the shape of some of the turnings.

The bent parts are 1/10 inch laminations.
First you have to build the bending jigs that are shown in the plan. You also have to use a slower setting glue for this, so I chose Franklin liquid hide glue. Even then I had to move along fairly fast.
They now make some other glues that have longer open times. This project gives you a lot of practice turning duplicate items.

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Dick that is a wonderful accomplishment. They say, and I know from experience that building a chair is the toughest project a woodworker will undertake. It's the first time I've heard of Black Ash - it's a great looking wood with a very interesting grain.

OK, so I have to ask. On the underside there seems to be two holes that you've plugged. What can you tell us about these? Do they go all the way through?
 

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Black Ash has an Oak like grain it grows on wetlands. The hole on the left is a knot. The center hole is for the pivot hole for when I gouged out the seat indentation with my radial arm saw.
 

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it's just so beautiful. It would be my favourite seat in the house. What a lovely gift
 

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Thanks, Dick. Great chair!
 

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I'd love to try making one of those, but first I'm going to make me a rocker. by the way thanks again for all your help with my computer problems, you're a man of many talents. Beautiful chair. mike
 

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That's a beautiful piece. What a wonderful present!
 

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Something else I thought of about Black Ash. It's the last tree to form leaves, & the first trees to lose them. They don't leaf out until the end of May, & lose them shortly after the first frost around mid Sept.
 

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I think these are the best projects, the projects that you just know will be around much longer than any of us. I hope to leave a few behind as nice as this one!
 

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Beautiful chair … ASH ... the other queen of hardwood !

I really need to tackle a windsor someday.

Very well done
 

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A Big Thank you Dan!

My Grandson, & his wife recently sold all of their belongings, & moved to Ecuador last July, But he told me the chair is at his fathers now.

I've never told L J's, but I had the Ash given to me. I've made quite a few things with it already, but the pile is dwindling.

I believe that Ash is prettier than Oak.
 
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