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LostArtPress on InstagramI just finished this stick chair, which I’ll be exhibiting at Fine Woodworking Live (@finewoodworkingmagazine). The chair is inspired by Scottish Darvel chairs but brought forward 100 years or so. This chair is made from scraps of multiple species and painted with General Finishes (Not) Milk Paint in Coastal Blue.We are now selling laser-cut templates for the Staked Armchair in “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition.” The templates are made by @firstlightworks and greatly simplify making your first chair. U.K. customers can get them from @classic_hand_tools.I still have some lumps and low spots to level, but I’m close to the bottom.
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Author Archives: saucyindexer
In “The Tate Gallery Illustrated Biennial Report 1983-1984” two of the recently acquired works were paintings of carpentry shops. The articles that discuss the history and importance of the acquired works are usually written by curators and museum department heads. … Continue reading
Gather together documents written by early visitors to America, some 17th century laws and a few 19th century advertisements, run them through a woodworking sifter and what do you get? Read on and see. A Few Trees of Interest The … Continue reading
High-backs, low-backs, ball-backs, sack-backs, crown backs. The terms used by chairmakers to describe the details of a chair are various and often confusing. The 1996 issue of American Furniture included a meaty article by Nancy Goyne Evans (author of many … Continue reading
*Updated to correct fox-wedged tenon. The natural world provides a huge vocabulary to help us describe what we do and make. Birdseye can be a pattern in maple, a textile and a chile. In the workshop, names of animals (or parts … Continue reading
My first thought on seeing the photo of this chair was, “that certainly is an armchair.” It turns out that was the maker’s intention – to make a visual pun of an Armstuhl. The chair was made by Johann Friedrich … Continue reading
On Saturday, Chris Schwarz and I had our biennial chair conversation. I subjected him to a mind probe about his recently purchased a Welsh stick chair and an Irish Gibson stick chair he is currently building. Suzanne: Please confirm if … Continue reading
Today’s New York Times has an interesting article about dendrochronology and related fields of research. You can read the article here. –Suzanne Ellison