Made this chair with the help of my Dremel


Made this chair with the help of my Dremel

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The tool is a lifesaver for sculpting tight areas.
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Very nice job on a tough project. Looks like walnut? The photography isn't too shabby either- does the work justice. It seems obvious this isn't your first time at the picnic!

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Thank you.  I got the woodworking bug about 4 years ago, and enjoy it to the point of obsession now.

The chair is Walnut.

Some woodworkers suggested the Foredom rotary tool, but the pricing didn't appeal to me. I found the Dremel to be a very good substitute.

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The Foredom tool gives the advantage of accepting a bit of 1/4" and smaller. It has a bit more overall power. Their price is high, but they have a good guarantee.

A lot of my woodcarving friends, (myself included) have found similar tools to the Foredom at Harbor Freight Tools in the range of $50.00 + or -. These have a flex shaft and a foot control. They make an economical addition and provide the option for larger bits and cutters. You might try out their web site.

But for most things, especially where you want the maximum control, Dremel is the best choice!

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Nice job on the chair - great style for the walnut!Smile
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Thanks.  Walnut is by far my favorite wood to work with. It has Soul.

The chair is a design by the famous chair maker Hal Taylor.  His plans are very detailed and easy to follow. 

My current chair in progress is Walnut with Purple Heart and Maple accents.

The Dremel is extremely helpful sculpting the sections around the leg joints. 

Beth at Dremel
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Superglide - Thanks for sharing!

-Beth at Dremel
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It looks great!

Just what an old "Geezer" like me needs! (At least that is what my son calls me  :cryingSmile

Bruce!

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Thanks.  You can build one with Hal Taylors plans. Just google his website. The plans are $300, and worth every penny. About a 100 pages with photos galore.

I sold my last chair for $4,000, so the cost of the plans is nil compared to what you can get for the chairs.

Average to above average skills, basic shop tools (Table saw, band saw, drill press, a few routers). The only high dollar expense are the router bits, ya can't use that Lowes or Home Depot junk. Ridge Carbide, Amana, Whiteside are your better choices. Give it a try!

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Very nice craftmanship.

Nice on the eyes.



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