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Well, that's just dandy. I wish we had some more photos. But it looks like a good one.
 

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Nice chair. That WoodWright guy, Roy Underhill? would be proud.
 

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no power tools, you say?? !
 

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Beautiful piece Biff and thanks for letting us see it.
 

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I don't even know what a travisher is…awsome project.
 

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Nice chair! Where'd/How'd you learn to make a Windsor?
 

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1st-I added more pics. I have the complete photo journal on my website for this chair.
2nd-I listed all the hand tools I used and hope I did not miss any but yes no power tools were used.
3rd-A travisher is a curved spokeshave like tool that is used as a final tool when carving out a seat. First you would use an adze then a scorp or inshave then a compass plane and finally the travisher.
 

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Absolutely delightful! I'm always fascinated by the way Windsor chair styles developed differently at each side of the Atlantic. O the subject of tools; did you use a tape measure. When I did a course on Windsors, I was discouraged from measuring anything. "If it looks right, it is right" was the motto of my tutor.

Oh, and the seat; is it made up from narrow boards? Elm is traditionally used for seats over here & obtaining wide boards is just about impossible.
 

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What is a tape measure????
If it lokks right then forget about it!
The seat is made from gluing up three planks of 2.5" thick basswood.
Basswood is great to work with and very readily available here.
 

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Beautiful!

It's hard to believe you did this with no power tools.

I've built 2 Sack back Windsors. They're fun to build.

I didn't steam bend my curved pieces, they're laminated.
 

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Wow, very nice, i'm thinking about making one of these beaties, how long did it take to make one?
 

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Hi Kevin;

Next you'll be doing projects with no wood! LOL

Really great job.

Lee
 
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