Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Windsor Chair Making Day 2
Here's one of James's continuous arm Windsor's which we all should have made by the end of this week, a very elegant and inviting chair.
James had a selection of all his chairs in the workshop and this rocker is my favourite.
A hinged jig on the drill press ensured perfectly angled holes and the sight lines pre drawn on the blank made sure they were in then right place. A reamer followed for perfect tapers.
Next we moved on to some welcome hand work, here's Simon chipping away with an adze. With a baby at home he's just swopped one ankle biter for another.
Dan's seat decided to split during his adzing which meant starting again from scratch. The electric adze certainly helped James to get him back on track.
James's travisher is his best selling tool and when I used one it's not hard to see why. Here's Matt enjoying some cross grain shaping.