stevenbunn Sun, 06/12/2022 - 11:01

Carving a seat saddle for a miniature Windsor chair

I built a rotating jig that allows me to more effeciently carve a quarter scale seat blank using a gouge, and a palm plane. I am currently working on a batch of ten miniatures for a customer. One of my woodworking nieghbors, Mark Donovan, made the palm plane shown in the photograph, which I use which to carve out the seat. Thank you Mark!

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stevenbunn Tue, 04/26/2022 - 17:16

What's going on in the shop this week

Fitting spindles to sockets in the seat and thru holes in the arm bow.

Just as in assembling a full size Windsor chair, every spindle must be shaved to fit so that nothing binds up when gluing the chair together. Not shown in this photo, I managed to assemble the chair under-carriage, seat, spindles and arm bows on three miniatures.

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stevenbunn Mon, 04/25/2022 - 17:07

One of my recent projects, a fan-back rocking chair with carved-knuckle handrests