New chair design

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New chair design

Postby rscrawford » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:59 am

I've been working on a new chair design for a couple weeks. The first prototype didn't turn out so well, but the second one has promise.
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I beefed up the leg joints so that I could eliminate the stretchers.
new 2.jpg
new 3.jpg
new 4.jpg
new 5.jpg
The tenons for the back leg are 0.8" x 1.75" and 1.5" long. Should be enough to support the chair!
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Re: New chair design

Postby rscrawford » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:05 am

This was the first prototype. The proportions were all wrong, and the stretchers ruined the flow of it, which is why I redesigned it. It usually takes me two or three prototypes to get a chair I'm satisfied with. You can see in the first post that I really beefed up that back leg joint so that the stretchers could be eliminated. The front leg has a 1" round tenon that fits 2.375" long up into the seat. I'm hoping its enough to control the forces on legs that are angled out 8 degrees in two planes.

The last pictures are of a technique I often use to cut a third side on parts that have no flat surface to reference from. I use one half of the model to 'subtract' and make a jig to hold the part at any position I want. I make the jig from MDF and just pocket screw it to my spoil board.
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chair 3.jpg
leg mortise 1.jpg
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Re: New chair design

Postby mezalick » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:55 pm

Exceptional work Russell.
A true work of art.
Thanks for sharing..

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Re: New chair design

Postby scottp55 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:07 pm

LIKING the second one Russell!!
Very pleasing organic flow to it!! :)
Nice subtle bookmatching on the seat, and like how you worked the features to the sides of the backrest.
Should be easy enough using plain vanilla stock to make a set, OR searching your stacks come up with a Stunning one of !! :D
Hope front legs can take it...NICE Design and Eye for Flow Russell !
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Re: New chair design

Postby garylmast » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:40 pm

Very nice work. I like your idea how you did the jig. I'll keep that in mind on a few future projects of mine.

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Re: New chair design

Postby dwilli9013 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:13 pm

Your work always amazes me Russell. The lines just speak to a person and beg them to sit for a spell.
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Re: New chair design

Postby rscrawford » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:11 pm

Thanks guys! Here are the finished pictures.
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finished chair 2.jpg
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Re: New chair design

Postby dwilli9013 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:17 pm

Superb craftsmanship as always. Love the book matched set. The contour really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: New chair design

Postby WNC_Ed » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:39 pm

Brilliantly beautiful!
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Re: New chair design

Postby James M » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:40 am

Russel,

I think the second design is much more pleasing to the eye! Very nice.

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Re: New chair design

Postby LittleGreyMan » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:23 pm

Very nice Russel
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Re: New chair design

Postby Will Williamson » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:24 pm

A master piece of creativity and Ingenuity, my complements, thanks for shareing.
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Re: New chair design

Postby 309cnc » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:35 pm

Looks nice. Thanks for sharing
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Re: New chair design

Postby Leo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:56 pm

WOW - Beautiful chairs

Great ingenuity
Imagine the Possibilities of a Creative mind

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Re: New chair design

Postby scubanimal » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:47 pm

Beautiful. I thought making the jigs for the stool was a challenge, this new chair looks even more daunting.
Hoping to find a break and make another stool, I still love those.... now wishing I had purchased a set of your rocker plans even though I know I won't have time for few more years.
You sure do beautiful work!!
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