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265109 Darrell & Kathy <larchmont@s...> 2018‑02‑12 Swedish Chair Part 1
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So I mentioned a new project a while back, um, sometime last Spring.
I am working on a reproduction medieval of a chair from Sweden:
http://galootcentral.com/components/cpgalbums/userpics/10074/medievalch
air.jpg
This will mean a lot of turning on the pole lathe.  Which means I
need my legs to be in at least reasonable shape.  The sprained
knee I suffered last June put an end to my plans for turning over
the summer, and a lot of other stuff got in the way of any serious
shop time during the autumn.

I dragged my pole lathe down into the basement shop so I could
get back to work on my turnings over the winter.  There is not
enough headroom for the pole, so I am using a bungee cord.
Of course the wood I have on hand is way too dry.  Some red
oak for the posts and the rectangular sections, ash for the long
spindles and maple for the short spindles.  The original chair
was beech, but I will use what I have.

I have been busy over the last week, turning the posts and
most of the spindles.  Oh, man, I should have done some
more practice work with the skew before I butchered those
posts.  Alas, that is the wood I have, and it will be what it is.

http://galootcentral.com/components/cpgalbums/userpics/10074/chair2.jpg

The finials are awful loo, but I think I can re-turn them before
assembly.  Which may not happen soon.  I also need to
finish turning the spindles and round tenons.  Then it will
be time for joinery.  That will be a challenge, as the chair
is a trapezoid.  So that's where my project is so far.

Darrell
ps welcome back John!

-- 
Darrell LaRue
Oakville ON
Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User
265112 "yorkshireman@y..." <yorkshireman@y...> 2018‑02‑12 Re: Swedish Chair Part 1
But look at it this way - It’s proof that it was hand turned - someone with a
machine would produce them as ‘perfect’ - and whilst that is probably what would
be desired in its day, nowadays you have to be less than perfect to prove it
wasn’t mass produced!

Richard Wilson
Northumbrian Galoot
265113 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2018‑02‑12 Re: Swedish Chair Part 1
Dang, my legs ache just looking.  I think they look fine!  Are the joints done
with wet/dry joinery?  If not, how are they held together??


Ed Minch
265131 Darrell & Kathy <larchmont@s...> 2018‑02‑14 Re: Swedish Chair Part 1
On 12/02/2018 6:32 AM, Ed Minch wrote:
> Dang, my legs ache just looking.  I think they look fine!  Are the joints done
> with wet/dry joinery?  If not, how are they held together??
>

Ah yes, joinery.  That may be the hardest part of this project.
Here is a picture of the original chair, showing a pegged M&T.
There is another peg through the lower stretcher I can see in
another picture.

Maybe it was wet/dry, but it may have been drawbored.
I'll never know, but since I have little choice in how dry
my stock is, I will peg the joints.

http://galootcentral.com/components/cpgalbums/userpics/10074/joinery_sm
all.jpg

-- 
Darrell LaRue
Oakville ON
Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User

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