View Poll Results: Should Ken Werner make another Windsor Chair?

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  • YES!!! Go out there NOW and do some work! (right answer)

    15 55.56%
  • Yes! You can finish reading this thread though. (right answer)

    3 11.11%
  • yes. You can spend another hour on here first though. (wrong answer)

    2 7.41%
  • yes. What have you been waiting for?! (right answer)

    6 22.22%
  • no. Forget about all of your own projects and just read about ours! (wrong answer)

    1 3.70%
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Thread: Getting Ken Werner to Make a Windsor Chair

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Hamilton, NY

    Arrow Getting Ken Werner to Make a Windsor Chair

    I'm sure many of you remember that my dad went to Elia Bizzarri's for a week to learn how to make a windsor chair just about year ago now. (See thread here: He got the required wood shortly there after and its been sitting outside the shop since. Every time I come home I bug him about it and attempt to get him to just take the plunge and make another one. However, he keeps dragging his feet and refuses to start. When I got home this break, I offered to help him do whatever it is to the logs he needs to do, and even turn some of the harder parts. He has now ran out of time (I'm going back to school on Weds) and will need to do it alone once again. So I am here, asking all of you to help get him just do it! He says he's deathly afraid, but so what if he messes up? We just replace the broken piece and make a new one! Well in my case the exploded bowl more often then not goes into fire... but thats a different story.

    So, here I am, asking all of you to give him just a bit of confidence so he'll go do it! Next time you see him on here... tell him to get off the computer and go do some work on it!! I'm starting a poll, get everyone to vote, and give him a boost in the right direction!

    Here's to you Dad! Now go make another chair!!! And no using your special mod powers to delete this thread. I have all this text saved so if you do I'll just post it again.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    I agree with Ben. We know you can do so whats the hold up ??
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    heh, It's good to have someone like you around Ben to provide motivation!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Man go for it Ken The one you have there looks great. That is something I have wanted to do for a Loooonnnngg time
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    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    The one in the picture looks good to me. Not sure what is stopping him from making another.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Rent the movie "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson, the first five minutes or so show him trying to make a Windsor style chair, made me laugh

    Go for it Ken, if you can't do it, no one can! (And I know you can!)
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Ben, he can't poof the post, that's against the rules!

    you can do it, go for it!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    I'd like to make one as well. I don't have the confidence to give it a try. Maybe if Ken starts his that will give me the kick in the butt to make mine

    Go for it Ken and take lots of pics
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Central NY State
    Ben, you are a bum.
    The rest of you, thanks for your support. I'm moving [like a glacier] in the right direction.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    let see yu showed me the log yu got for it.. yu have shown me the first one, you have shown me yur stand to do the work.. i know yu have the tools to do it twice.. and yu had training by a great teacher.. so what is it that scares yu.. you told me that i shouldnt hesitate yet the teacher is not practicing what he teaches???? i thought we were a couple of guys that teach by example ken???? wasnt that how yu put it to me?? and the wood isnt a problem yu have enough now and its stil avaible if yu run out from one cut to many.. so come on ken,, get after it,, the tool sales arent gonna start for another couple months and yu made the first chair in week
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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