A lady friend brought over a chair for me to look at. The chair was dusty,
had a missing back spindle, the seat was broken in three pieces and the
tenon was broken off one of the side rungs. I rebuilt the tenon, glued the
seat back together(as best I could under the circumstances) with added
dutchmen on the bottom and, using that shaving horse I showed here 2 weeks
ago, made a new spindle. I thought I would post a few pix before I put a
finish on the spindle.
The back appears distorted but that is due to a poor photo take. Notice the
upscale photo drop????
And a closer up.
The circular carving on the new spindle looks a little high but that's
easily adjusted....the back isn't glued up yet.
I'll post some pix of the tenon fix and the seat reconstruction within a
week as soon as I get the finish on the spindle. The woman does not want to
strip off the old finish but wishes to leave it more-or-less as it is...with
all the dents, scratches and 'interesting' features of an old, used chair.
Ordinarily, I don't do work for other people but this will be the one
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