Roorkey Chair – Part One

I don’t own a lathe so, when possible I’ve been going up to Pratt Fine Arts and getting lessons from whomever will teach me .. so it’s going very slowly.  I tried speeding up the stretchers by the octagon method on the table saw, but I’m a serious novice when it comes to turning.

I started wondering if I could use my shave horse and draw knife to move things along.  I spent 6 days in my Windsor chair class shaping spindles so I might be able to pull it off.

Here’s what I did and you can be the judge.  I’ll put up more photos as things progress.  Oh, and by the way, I think this was really Jason Thigpen’s (@txheritage) idea.

More photos to come.


6 thoughts on “Roorkey Chair – Part One”

  1. I’m in the middle of a nonlathe Roorkee chair as well, although I am deviating from the Schwarz leg design. I’ll be interested to see how yours turns out.

  2. Those legs look amazing! Lots of fine detailed work involved in doing it that way. But, you happen to be pretty good at fine and detailed work! I cannot wait to sit down in it!

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