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Chair... long term build/carve

2feathers Creative Making

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Started a chair seat out of a butt cut a neighbor sold me as a cottonwood 20210425_185519.jpg
It had a bit of pink for a cottonwood 20210425_185458.jpg
also had a good bit of spalt 20210425_185451.jpg
It's about 12 inches thick and around 32 to 36 across 20210425_185445.jpg
This portion took me about an hour and a half from stump to this stage. Using mostly chainsaw so far with a little application of a grinder with 36 grit metal grinder disk. It's about time to switch to all grinder work.

Will try to update as it progresses.

Will be attempting to keep a little live edge on the underside of the arms.
 

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Another 30 min grinding.
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Got a little shape started on one arm
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Plan to lay wood epoxy putty in the cracks after it finishes drying.
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Have all the main chainsaw cuts removed except the slice where the seat and back meet. It's about an inch deeper.
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This is to be a bit deeper than a normal seat to allow a few cushions since wood looks softer than it feels. Amtoying with the idea of a cup holder in the arm. What are your thoughts folks?

Note. This is definitely to be an indoor chair in my mind.
 

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It’s looking good so far, a cup holder would be cool but I keep hearing this little voice that says,don’t do it. Just my $.02.
 

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Pretty cool, don't know how I missed this one.
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It's not hard to miss. I only update when I get to work on it... so far that has been about 3 rounds. Been trying to clear the yard on the dry days for a shop build, working on a headboard for a friend on wet days, and general house upkeep in the mix. That was the real reason for the 'long term' label. I know me too darn well to expect a 10 day project :sarcastic:
 
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