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    Talking Amazing Flatwork chair!

    Just thought I'd share my latest piece of flatwork!

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    Such fine craftsmanship, I'm sure you will agree!

    Basically, I wanted a chair I could stick up on one of the hills behind the house so Bucky and I could hike up to it in the mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee while the sun rises. While I was researching chairs, I came across the 'plans' for a '2 board chair' and thought that for the price of a 2x12 and 15 minutes work of drill and jigsaw work, it would be just the ticket.

    I hear this style of chair is actually pretty common on the medevial and civil war re-enactor circuits...

    It's actually surprisingly comfortable!
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    nice joinery and great fit and finish brent
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    I Could see myself sitting on your chair, enjoying a cuppa coffee, looking over the morning desert, pup at my side, yep nice chair and setting Brent, enjoy it for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    nice joinery and great fit and finish brent
    Sanded that construction grade lumber all the way up to 80 grit. Pulled the splintery bits off the edges and sanded a bit of a roudned edge on the corners.

    Then I Slapped on a liberal coat of Boiled Linseed Oil. Didn't even let it dry completely till I took it partway up the hill. I'll be surprised if it lasts till spring!

    The only problem is my wife actually wants me to make one for her too. The good thing is she sleeps in much later than I do and doesn't enjoy coffee. I'll make her one, but I don't think I'll have to worry about her joining us on the morning coffee break!

    Now I just have to get it up the hill a little higher, but that sounds like a lot of work.

    Here's tonights view. Bucky and I shared the view with a nice Sam Adams Oktoberfest....

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    brent, now that the dogs eyes look better, maybe he should go easy on the coffee drinking, or at least decaf.

    There is a local flea market I go to now and then, and there is a guy who sells those chairs, but they are handcarved with all types of animal scenes and things. I never priced one, but Im sure he gets a good penny.
    His chair is rounded on top, and has a cutout to use as a handle to carry it, on both pieces.

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    That's some fine, high-end craftsmanship there, Brent. If your Borg lumber is anything like what I've seen out here, you could find a couple of cupped 2x12s that would already be pre-curved for a nice sculpted fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's some fine, high-end craftsmanship there, Brent. If your Borg lumber is anything like what I've seen out here, you could find a couple of cupped 2x12s that would already be pre-curved for a nice sculpted fit.
    Oh they were precupped! I made sure place the concave cupped sides of the lumber towards the fleshy parts for maximum comfort
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Oh they were precupped! I made sure place the concave cupped sides of the lumber towards the fleshy parts for maximum comfort
    In that case, then that thing's a veritable Barca-Lounger.
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    I have no idea why they call them 'Bog Chairs', but this one I'm thinking should be called a 'Borg Chair'...
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    Great Photo there, Brent. Hmmm, looks like the remains of an Acme Coyote construction there in the foreground...
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