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    Thanks Tim. The spoon is beautiful.

    Thanks Tim. The spoon is beautiful.
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    Interesting comment Andrea. When I built my...

    Interesting comment Andrea. When I built my second frame saw I built the arms/ends out of cherry and used pine for the stretchers with no negative effect. The stretchers are joined to the arms via...
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    Thanks Gus for the nice compliment. The chair...

    Thanks Gus for the nice compliment. The chair materials involved a cherry arm, red oak spindles and crest, maple turnings, and pine seat. The cool thing is that each one is different in some way...
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    Winton, The purple heart is beautiful on your...

    Winton,
    The purple heart is beautiful on your saw. I built my first frame saw out of ash and I used spade bits for blade holders and I threaded the ends to accept nuts as your saw uses for...
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    I say do it if you like making your own tools and...

    I say do it if you like making your own tools and don't mind a learning curve when if comes to becoming proficient in resawing. I've made two frame saws and it was fun to build them. Like building...
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    Hi, You are correct. I just spoke with Fred...

    Hi,
    You are correct. I just spoke with Fred Emhof and he no longer makes spoon bits.
    Take care,
    Jim
  7. Nice work Mike. I love the inlays and you...

    Nice work Mike. I love the inlays and you inspire me to want to tackle a project like this.
    Kudos on your new shop and how organized it looks.

    Jim
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    Thanks Jim and Mel for the kind words. I...

    Thanks Jim and Mel for the kind words.

    I couldn't agree more on Windsors being suited for outdoor settings. It goes back to the origins of Windsor chairs in America being the garden chair (Sack...
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    +1 on Fred Emhof Spoon Bits

    [QUOTE=Kevin Adams;2134942]IMHO, the best new spoon bits are/were made by Fred Emhoff. I don't know if he is still making them. They work flawlessly and are perfectly made. I believe the LV bits...
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    Hi Joshua, Yep. I have to agree that Curtis...

    Hi Joshua,

    Yep. I have to agree that Curtis does a fine job in those videos and that is the video clip I was thinking of when I commented earlier. I have been fortunate enough to have riven red...
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    Well designed and nicely done. How did you build...

    Well designed and nicely done. How did you build the doors?
    I'm using a dresser for our television stand. I haven't built an entertainment center yet.
    Great to see yours.
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    Thanks. I find these chairs grow on you. I...

    Thanks. I find these chairs grow on you. I bought my first Windsor chair at a garage sale back in the 70's, but I didn't realize what it was. It was a side chair made later (1800s) and sports the...
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    Finished My Mom's Windsor Chair

    Hi,

    As a pastor I don't always find time to build chairs, especially after moving months ago, but here is a High Back Windsor that I just finished while on vacation this week. It has a design that...
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    I really like birdcage Windsor chairs and...

    I really like birdcage Windsor chairs and certainly Curtis Buchanan makes a very nice one. I have an antique one from about 1805 and I am planning to make two birdcage side chairs based on that...
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    I'm working on what I call a philadelphia high...

    I'm working on what I call a philadelphia high back Windsor chair for my mom, it is very similar to Curtis' comb back chair in the video except it doesn't have the tailpiece and two additional...
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    Thanks Bruce and Paul. I'll check out the...

    Thanks Bruce and Paul. I'll check out the videos. Curtis Buchanan has a neat website and makes beautiful chairs. I received some excellent training from Mike Dunbar in making Windsor chairs, but we...
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    Neat. Was that a Windsor chair class by chance?

    Neat. Was that a Windsor chair class by chance?
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    Steve, I appreciate the information and the...

    Steve,
    I appreciate the information and the picture. I'll certainly have one on hand for the next episode of splitting chair parts.
    I'm estimating that the spacing between the two boards is a few...
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    Ryan that is really cool. One more thing to...

    Ryan that is really cool. One more thing to ponder doing one day and thanks for inspiring us. The details are wonderfully carved.
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    Gerry, I think the key question to ask here is...

    Gerry,
    I think the key question to ask here is what material do you want to carve into. I have enjoyed chip carving in clear white pine, linden (basswood), and butternut. I wouldn't try a chip...
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    Thanks Steve. I've seen the design by Jennie...

    Thanks Steve. I've seen the design by Jennie Alexander and will search for Peter Galbert's design. When you use your splitting break, is it necessary to add weight on top of it when leveraging the...
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    Design for Splitting/Cleaving Break

    What would be a sturdy design for a splitting/cleaving break? (to help hold a log or portion thereof so you can keep reducing it/riving into smaller pieces). Usually what I do in the driveway is...
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    Roger, Pretty cool and between the burl on the...

    Roger,

    Pretty cool and between the burl on the front, the beautiful mahogany and the brass pulls, the piece is exquisite. Any chisel would love that home!

    Blessings on your studies at North...
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    Blessings on that and certainly the family will...

    Blessings on that and certainly the family will appreciate a fine piece of furniture in the house. I love period furniture and appreciate your interest there. My passion is still making Windsor...
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    Thanks for posting your beautiful project. Nicely...

    Thanks for posting your beautiful project. Nicely done and as others have said a great gesture of appreciation to your neighbor. Best wishes. What's next in the project list?
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