I put the last coat of oil on the Windsor. Here are a few shots.
Tung oil wipe.
After it soaked in.
Per Peter Galbert’s suggestion, I scraped the seat last so that the wood texture shows.
An up close shot of the details.
And a parting shot.
I started painting my Windsor Chair that I finished up in my previous post. I’m using Peter Galbert’s recipe from his book Chairmaker’s Notebook. Basically I’m layering on Milk Paint. If you wanna know all the secret tricks, you gotta buy the book. Wanna a see a few of the images from his book .. take a look here.
Anyway here’s a few shots of the orange under cocoa.
Orange (pumpkin) on wood for the under color.
Brown (cocoa) on orange.
The chair needs another coat.
Some of the orange peeking through. A sneak peek of the look we’re going for.
I had a feeling I was going to have difficulty blogging during class.
Here are a few of the high points from my Windsor Chair Class at Port Townsend School of Woodworking.
Splitting the white oak spindles.
Using the draw knife to shape.
More shaping of the spindles.
Starting to look like a spindle.
Steam bending the back bow.
Rough seat drilled and reamed.
Going cave man on the seat.
More seat carving.
Using the travisher to get close to the final shape.
Carving the under side of the seat with a draw knife.
Making the tenons on the bow
Holes drilled for the bow and inserted.
Trimming the feet.
Drilling for the spindles.
More work on those damn spindles.
Scraping to final surface.
Leveling the feet.
White oak bow.
Back bow sitting on the spindle deck.
My not so great gutter and I see a spot I missed.
What my gutter should look like (Peter’s).
And final shot.
I’ve been lame, lame, lame about posting lately. There’s been much going on including our very stalled kitchen project. But I have a ton to blog about so more frequent posting going forward.
In the meantime, I thought I’d do a quick debrief on our trip to the Port Townsend Edensaw Lumber yard a couple of weekends ago. Five of us went: Anne Briggs (anneofalltrades.squarespace.com), Ananda Dorje @a_dorje, Mike Lingenfelter (@mike.lingenfelter) and Glen Thompson (thisweekinwood.com). Frankly, I’m a pig in mud when it comes to lumber yards in Seattle. We have several really nice lumber yards and wood suppliers.
But when I really want something special, I journey over to Port Townsend to Edensaw. These guys cater to the boat building crowd so they have some special stuff. For example, I was looking for some quarter sawn maple to make my miter jack and sure enough they had a nice 5″, 8′ long stick.
I also wanted a wide piece of maple for my leg vice chop upgrade to a Benchcrafted Crisscross. They had a really nice 12″ 12/4 piece that I also took home.
Can’t wait to get to these projects as well as several others I have stacked up.