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    Toddler chair finial

    I cant sit around all winter and wait for the temps to rise.
    I didnt work today, and the weather was incredible, 58 degrees , warm enough to work outside in the shop in just a shirt, no sweat shirts or light jackets.

    I cleaned alot, messed up my table saw a bit, had to reset the belt, play with the zero clearance plate.

    Anyway, I decided to go ahead as soon as I get the jointer and make a few kiddie chairs,(toddler size) I was going to make after my cabinet, figured they can sit around awhile if I start something else.

    I just didnt want to have a slightly high back type of chair with rounded over square edges. I wanted something like a finial type of top for the back legs, to break up the squareness.
    No lathe, so I spun two identical pieces to see how long it would take, or how ridiculous they might look.
    I can take it, can I get an opinion or two(or 3).
    (I spun them in a piece of PVC pipe, since these were samples, I just put a piece in each end, and turned the pipe around each time I made an adjusment on the blade or fence with each pass so each side produced identical, or close cuts. Then I ran a slight roundover on all the edges)Click image for larger version. 

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    On another note, for the picture collection, my adirondack chairs got put to some good use. My trench is dug out and the trench digger figured the chairs make a better way to cover the hole than some old sheet goods.Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by allen levine; 12-15-2008 at 08:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    No lathe, so I spun two identical pieces to see how long it would take, or how ridiculous they might look.Click image for larger version. 

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    Allen,

    You were wise to do these without the help of a lathe. Should the feeling ever come upon you that you should add a lathe to your shop I recommend that you put the wood down, back away from the saw, and go inside and rest until the feeling passes.

    Actually, I kind of like the look of what you've done.
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    i full heartedly agree with rennie on all counts!!!!
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    A bad day making wood chips fly and sawdust in my hair is far better than a good day sitting in my den watchin TV and doing nuthin.

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