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SWMBO and I went to a crafts festival this morning. There was a booth from a vendor named Blue Knight Windsor Chairs.
http://www.blueknightwindsorchairs.com/photo-gallery/
I'm not sure how one becomes designated as a Master Chair Maker, but apparently Bill Peck is one.
I said in a rocking chair and thought that it was the most comfortable wooden rocker I had ever sat in. That's when the lady running the booth said "Nothing personal, but you'll like this one even better. It's sized for people of your size." (Read: Short: 5'4")
She was 100% right. I felt like I was being hugged by the chair. The seat, the curved lumbar spindles, the height of the arms. Everything was just, well, comfortable.
A person of slightly larger stature (width, not height) sat in the "bigger" chair and said that she liked the seat and arms, but mentioned that the back was too tall.
The lady running the booth said that each chair is custom made. "In fact, someone ordered that chair earlier today but the back will be about 4" shorter."
I chose not to ask for the price of the chair I sat in. As comfortable as it was, I don't need it. Even though I'm sure that it would be expensive, I was afraid that the price might be something I considered "reasonable" for a chair that nice and I'd end up buying it. ;-)
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On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 14:14:05 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03

Mr. Peck sure makes pretty stuff!
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FWIW, there's a price list at <http://www.blueknightwindsorchairs.com/prices/ . Not bad for made-to-order furniture. Less than the retail price for the office chairs that my employer provides us.
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On Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:14:08 PM UTC-5, DerbyDad03 wrote:

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Attended the Rochester Memorial Art Galleries Clothesline Art festival? I read part of their blog. Lucky you and the Misses.
As to my cypress chairs, I tried carving the seats similarly to the Windsor chair seats. It's hard work and takes some skill. My seats aren't perf ect, by a long shot, but they look nice for the rustic design. A curved s corp is a must, as well as another smaller scorp-type tool (don't recall t he name at the moment).
I viewed some videos of the Windsor seat carving. I could only guess the wood was green, as it looked easy to carve. I don't recall if it was Roy U nderhill or a guest, that carved a green seat and was to allow it to dry, s ome. I suppose Mr. Peck carves green wood, also, and allows it to dry, be fore finishing the final carving. My dry wood is not easy to carve, thoug h it's cypress (not a dense wood).
Still, green or dry, Bill Peck does some very nice work. Wish I could watc h a master at work.
Sonny
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On Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:14:08 PM UTC-5, DerbyDad03 wrote:

These look like great chairs. I feel the same say about Bent & Bros colonial arm chairs. I was lucky to find one for 50 dollars. I'd like to try to make one some day.
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