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    Chinese Chairs Ver 2.0

    I've been really busy with, well all kinds of work, but I'm just about to start on a second set of Chinese Chairs for Cirque du Soleil, but this time I'm making them from scratch, not fixing someone else's bad job.

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    It begins with a load of Basswood.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 08-06-2015 at 02:51 PM.
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    Looking forward to following along, Stu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    ....It begins with a load of Boxwood. Cheers!
    This boxwood is not the same the carvers like to use, is it?

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    OK I'm a bit behind on posting pics.....




    This is my initial layout of the chair legs back and front, I want to have enough wood to make ten chairs, but only eight will be assembled, then the parts for the other two chairs will be sent along as spares. I also need some spares for the inevitable mistakes and practice runs.

    This is now my full time job, I only go to the L shop in the evenings for a few hours to give my lovely wife a break and maybe fill the fridges.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    This boxwood is not the same the carvers like to use, is it?
    Yes Ted that is correct, but remember these are not really chairs, they are chair like acrobatic equipment.

    These are a set of the the chairs that I rebuilt/fixed for them about 4 years ago....


    In Osaka doing the final fit

    The chairs in use....


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    Even though it was a party time and it was excellent, I'm certainly glad to be moving on from Wane's World.......

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    The main blanks for the legs in rough form.



    Now to dig out the jointer and thickness planer
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    Looks like you're off and running.

    BTW, I always did like that pic of you in Osaka on top of the chair tower, testing out your work.
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    I just have to say, on days like this I'm really jealous of the people who have the luxury of space. Spending lots of time moving from one operation to the other, like jointing to thickness planing is just a pain. Oh well, I guess I should be happy I have any kind of shop when you consider my location
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