Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Writing Arm Chair in a Week!!!

Ok, it has only been 4 days of the writing arm class but these guys are flying by with great velocity but with extreme quality. It is always a pleasure teaching chair making alumni. I won't lie. I had reservations taking on such a class with so much detail but so far this has been so much fun. I can't believe they pay me for this. You can see below John (right) and Martin (left) day one working on spindles.
By the end of day 2 they had the spindles roughed out and the crest carved and bent.
Day three started with drilling and reaming the seat with lasers. Wow! Check out Martin's snazzy ebony reamer that Tim Manney made. What's next Tim, ivory reamers? 
 Day three and the seats were carved and all the stretchers were measured and turned.
 Day four John carving the knuckle. There is only one on this chair since the other side is a writing arm.
 Martin carving his knuckle. Both guys are making right handed desks.
 John fine tuning his legged up chair on day four. He's getting good use of the chair makers workbench.
 Fantastic work. These are museum quality chairs these guys are making. The bottom half is complete and all the carving is done by the end of day four. The next two days should have the chair complete. Saturday we start the writing arm and yes....dovetailed drawers!! Stay tuned to see how they turn out.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing Class Greg. Not one where you'd want to lose focus for any amount of time! Looking forward to seeing the end result. Cheers Glen