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  1. Windsor Legs, Posts -- Don't Give Up Hope!

    Well, since I've been running around the world, quite literally, haven't had much time to get back on the Windsor pony and get to my Boston side chairs. I did, however, get back into the shop over T-giving and finished up turning the legs and side posts for the two chairs I'm building to go...
  2. Taper Gauge

    Had to post this to go along with my other project. I bought a reamer from The Windsor Institute. I was a little worried when I got it because I didn't have the measurements for the taper that would be required to fit into the reamed hole. I e-mailed Mike Dunbar, the Dean of the Institute, to...
  3. Sack back windsor chair class with Mike Dunbar

    Attached are photos of the windsor chair that I made last year in a class last year with Michael Dunbar. The legs are maple, seat is pine and spindle, arm and bow are red oak. He is an excellent teacher and I had a great time.
  4. Windsor Rocking Chair

    I made this rocking chair for my wife after attending Mike Dunbar's class. It was my third rocker. It is finished with milk paint, chocolate brown over salmon, and several coats of Danish oil.
  5. Continuous Arm Windsor Chair

    Hello All, I went to visit the Windsor Institute in Hampton NH again, this time to make a Continuous Arm Windsor. A great time was had by all and once again I was not disappointed by using this time as a family vacation. The weather couldn't have been better to be near the beach, so my wife...
  6. Windsor chair in yew and elm

    Another gift; this one for my step-daughter Jane. The yew tree was damaging their house and so sadly we had to fell it. Still, it lives on in her kitchen in the form of this chair. Very much an English style, it's all from that tree except for the seat itself which is a piece of elm. The logo...
  7. Three Leg "Candlestand" table

    This is a three legged candle stand windsor style table made in genuine mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla). I think genuine mahogany is the finest carving wood making its hand turned profiles crisp, strong, and clean. Construction features through, tapered, wedged, mortise, and tenon construction...
  8. Recycled Curtain Rod Tripod Stool (Hand Tools Only)

    I found some great things at the county landfill, and among them was a mountain-I mean a literal mountain, of fabulous virgin wood. It was from a pallett off one of the freighters. Also in my inventory collection, were several curtain rods (from the 1960's) per my wife's mother, who had them up...
  9. Reamer, tenon cutter

    I have a Windsor chair project in the works. Lots of parts roughed out and drying after splitting them from a walnut billet. I have never built a chair before, but have been reading a lot, including a book from Peter Galbert which is just full of information. So anyway, this is part of the...
  10. Contemporary Windsor Rocking Chair

    This is a windsor constructed rocking chair. Many people have become familiar with a similar design that Peter Galbert put in Fine Woodworking about a year ago. I first sat in this chair when I had been on a visit to Pete's home and made a continuous arm chair with him. After the end of day...
  11. Continuous Arm Windsor Chair

    Here is my first attempt at a continuous arm Windsor chair. I made it during a class with Curtis Buchanan this July. The finish is milk paint, black over red, scrubbed with abrasives to allow the red to show through a little…as Curtis does with many of his chairs. Wood: the seat is Eastern...
  12. Philadelphia High Back Windsor

    I made this chair as part of the same class as my pal, Fred Dudak, at the Windsor Institute with Michael Dunbar. Fred's chair was more refined than mine when I left-he's got more of the chairmaker knack. But I did a little work on my knuckles and redeemed myself a little! Delicate...
  13. Restoring a Windsor Rocking Chair

    Restoring a Windsor Rocking Chair I was given to restore this Antique Windsor Rocking Chair which was in a very bad condition. This chair was badly treated in the past. It was painted black on the top, underneath that there was a thick layer of white plastic paint, and below that several coats...
  14. Finally! Windsor Rocker Complete!

    To All: This is the Windsor Rocker posted some time ago for a co-worker that had to have been visited by the stork in order to receive it. Well, the stork came and went but the chairmaker was unable to deliver the "finished" chair on time. I am a month and a few weeks late. LOL Happy to have...
  15. Windsor Sack Back Rocking chair

    Hello All, Promised a young lady from work a rocking chair after she had seen one of my chairs here. The only stipulation was that she had to be with child first. Well apparently she must want a chair really bad because she is expecting in December. Took me about two weeks on and off to get...
  16. Walnut Candle Stand

    This is a small table based upon candle stands that I turned out of walnut. The top is 13 1/2" around and it stands 25 1/4" tall. I developed the pattern for the leg turnings myself based upon the familiar windsor legs. I finished it with BLO and Tried and True Original Wood Finish. For such...
  17. Philadelphia High Back Windsor - Painted

    Hi Folks, Put it together, and painted it-Old Fashioned Milk Paint-2 coats, Pitch Black underneath, 2 coats Salem Red on top. I rubbed 2 coats Minwax Poly Coat on it after that. I was afraid of painting a chair something other than black, but this one really came out pretty good. To get a...
  18. Another Nail Balancing Puzzle

    I needed some Christmas presents, so I check on LJ for ideas and found some of you guys with great looking nail balancing puzzles (thanks you guys!!!). My daughter brought home a long time ago, an old Windsor chair not worth the repair it would take to get it back to a dining table. I could not...
  19. Dave's Shaves

    Hello All, For all you hand tool lovers out there here we have some of the finest hand tools money can buy. These spokeshaves are made by one incredible artist, Dave Wachnicki of North Conway,NH. Dave makes a spokeshave look like a work of art rather than a tool that you would use to shape...
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