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    Opinions Wanted

    Do you think I got close enough to the chair in the background with my sketch?

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    It's fine except the mortise and tenons are missing.

    Bruce

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    Close enough for what?

    To give a client a rough idea, maybe. I might add the curved backrest (or is that carved out?) Is the back of the seat curved as well?

    I wouldn't get the joinery from the drawing, maybe adding the bridle joints would help that.

    For a "I'd like to build a chair like this" purpose, I think what you have is perfect. It'd illustrate the basic principles and express that cantilever theme that is the main point of the piece, I think.
    Jason Beam
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    Dave....I don't see a shadow in the real thing....

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    Och! I didn't bother to draw in the joinery or the seat and back hollows. At this point I'm mostly interested in whether or not I got proportions right. I think I'll build a mock up of 2x lumber. The designer has done the chair with several different methods of joinery. He also has a chair that is a bit more reclined for lounging.

    I used SU's Photomatch option to get the basics of the chair drawn. Very slick tool.

    Unfortunately Ken, SU doesn't have a softbox.
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    I think the arm rests need to be a little taller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Porter View Post
    I think the arm rests need to be a little taller.
    Any thoughts as to how much taller? As drawn, the seat is 17 3-4" up at the front edge. The arm rest is about 28" above the floor and so there's a little over 10" between. The seat slopes down at about 2 from horizontal.
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    New drawing with most of the joinery drawn, the seat and backrest have their shaping done.

    Last edited by Dave Richards; 04-30-2007 at 01:46 AM.
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    And a very nice shadow too Dave!

    I got the full sized drawing done about midnight last night...couldn't get to sleep......will double check the measurements this evening. IF the day and night job allows I hope to turn one some evening this week.
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 04-09-2007 at 09:43 PM.

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    Ken, thanks. I'm sure they'll turn out perfect, too.

    TTFN
    Dave
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