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A visit with Windsor chairmaker Curtis Buchanan
The new archive page will list every entry in the Boggs Side Chair Build series in chronological order
Level the chair | Weave a hickory bark seat
Shape the ears | Rung mortising | Assemble the chair | Carve the pins
Finish hand shaping the rear legs | Turning the rungs | Final hand shaping of the slats | Rung mortising | Assemble the front panel
Hand shaping the front legs | Hand shaping the rear legs
Slat mortising | Laying out and fitting slats to the rear legs | Dry fit the rear panel
Milling bending blanks for rear legs and slats | Steam bend rear legs and slats | Post bend shaping of the rear legs
Brian talks chairs on a Fine Woodworking podcast | See Brian’s hickory bark machine in action
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Guest post: George Ingram talks about a journey that started with a Nakashima style table he built 20 years ago and ended with building a set of six Boggs style chairs to accompany it.
Comments by my students about their experience building a chair in class.
The manuals that come with each class eliminate or minimize the need to take notes which gives students more time in class to focus on learning new skills and an accurate description of how to build the chair at home.