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.

 

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6 Responses to Roorkey Chair – Part One

  1. Theodore says:

    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. Jason says:

    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!

  3. Bob Jones says:

    Nice work but that’s a Lee valley shave 😄

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