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Philly

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Hi All
Well it seems to have taken forever but I have finally compelted my Sam Maloof style sculpted chair. It is made from American Black Walnut with ebony plugs. Finish is BLO and Shellac. I made a couple of mock-ups to get the joinery sussed and to work on the shaping-unfortunately I couldn't get hold of any plans and had only half a dozen pictures (from unhelpful angles :roll: ) to work from. I think it came out pretty close, though.
Oh, and there was a LOT of sanding involved. Forgot how much I hate sanding..... :wink:

There is a gallery of pictures of the completed chair here...
http://www.philsville.co.uk/chair_gallery.htm

and the whole darn story, here......
http://www.philsville.co.uk/maloofchair1.htm

Hope you like it,
cheers
Philly :D
 

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Great stuff Philly. The seat in particular looks really impressive - wouldn't want to sit down on one of the arms by mistake though :shock:

Only the other five to go now for the set!

BTW How did you get on with the arbortech? Looks like a pretty scary bit of kit - is it okay in practise? I have a '+1' plank of walnut that I got in an auction lot (ie 3 lengths +1) that isn't much use for anything but could be shaped into an interesting bench seat for which one of these could be ideal.



Cheers

Tim
 

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Philly, it does look gorgeous but a little lonely. Will you make any more to keep it company?

Andy
 

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Excellent - looked like it tooks hours and hours. Nice WIP shots too. Helps to see how it all comes together.

Very nice!


Adam
 

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A triumph, Philly! =D> =D> =D> Never in the field of woodworking has so much sanding been done by so few to one chair. :lol:

Cheers, Alf
 

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Very nice, Philly - how about a rocker next? :D

Cheers,
Neil
 

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Very nice - particularly like the step-by-step,and the skilful recovery of the damaged section.

Andrew
 

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Thanks for your positive comments everyone :oops:
The chair is very comfortable to sit in, I shaped the chair to fit my body so it shoud be. (well, for me anyway :wink: )
The rest of the set? Hmm......maybe next year..... :lol:
I considered making a rocker-think a 2/3 size one for my daughter will be on the books for early next year (once I've recovered from sanding...... :lol: ) I've had 4 cubes of Walnut delivered recently so have no excuse....
Apprentices-now where can I get a couple of sandaholics to help me?
The Arbortech was a lot of fun-the quickest way to cover the workshop in sawdust I have discovered! :lol: A little practise beforehand is recommended because it removes wood QUICKLY. And that means mistakes happen even quicker........DAMHIK :roll:
I just want to get back to something flat and square for some handplane therapy :D
Cheers
Philly :D
 

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Ahh, the unvieling! Wonderful to see here. Great job, Philly!

Can't help on the sanding. Just too darn far to go don't ya know :lol: Otherwise I would. Really I would :wink:

Mike
 
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Philly, you just get better and better :wink: Absolutely superb chair :shock:
 

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Wow - purely beautiful :) All that sanding was worth it in the end (especially to those of us who didn't have to do it :p ).
 

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Wow nice work Phiily, inspires me to be quicker with my Love Chairs.

I'm just at the shaping and sanding stage, havng made all my joints.

I do hope mine turns out as well as yours though!
 

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Many thanks for your response, folks! :D
To be honest, I was sick of looking at it by the end. Wasn't sure if anyone would like it....... :lol:
Cheers
Philly
Who is pondering a nice simple project to do next.
 

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