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Chairmaking Simplified: 24 Projects Using Shop-Made Jigs [NOOK Book]

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The fear of chairmaking is gone!

Worried that you don't have what it takes to create stunning and comfortable chairs? From getting the perfect angle to making sure the size is just right and that each chair is comfortable?chairmaking can be a daunting task for any woodworker. But, never fear! Author Kerry Pierce draws upon decades of professional chairmaking experience to provide a handful of simple jigs that take the fear out of chairmaking.

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Chairmaking Simplified: 24 Projects Using Shop-Made Jigs

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Overview

The fear of chairmaking is gone!

Worried that you don't have what it takes to create stunning and comfortable chairs? From getting the perfect angle to making sure the size is just right and that each chair is comfortable—chairmaking can be a daunting task for any woodworker. But, never fear! Author Kerry Pierce draws upon decades of professional chairmaking experience to provide a handful of simple jigs that take the fear out of chairmaking.

This book shows you how to make a variety of styles and types of chairs, from a ladder-back Shaker chair to a continuous-arm Windsor chair. You'll learn how to weave tape and rush seats, carve and shape wooden seats and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558709591
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 6/18/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,235,820
  • File size: 47 MB
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Meet the Author


Kerry Pierce has authored over ten woodworking books including Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture, The Art of Chair-Making, Making Elegant Gifts from Wood and The Custom Furniture Sourcebook. Since 1995, he has served as contributing editor of Woodwork and is a frequent contributor to the magazine. His chairs have been exhibited at a number of Ohio venues, and Kerry is a chairmaking instructor at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Genesis Chair     6
Organizing the Chairmaking Process     10
Material selection     16
Sharpening Lathe Tools     22
Turning Chair Parts     28
Making Arms     48
Bending Chair Parts     54
Mortises and Tenons     58
Assembling Chairs     70
Finishing Chairs     76
Weaving Splint Seats     82
Weaving Shaker-Tape Seats     88
Weaving Rush Seats     96
Chairs with Rectangular Seats     104
Stools     104
Doll's Rocker     105
New Lebanon Stool     106
Splint-Back Bar Stool     108
Arts & Crafts Stool     110
Union Village Stools     110
Chairs with Trapezoidal Seats     112
New Lebanon #5 Tape-Back Chair     114
New Lebanon #6 Slat-Back Arm Chair     116
New Lebanon #6 Slat-Back Side Chair     116
New Lebanon Transitional Rocker     118
New Lebanon #1 Tape-and-Slat-Back Rocker     120
Union Village Four-Slat Side Chair     122
Union Village Two-Slat Dining Chair     126
Union Village Four-SlatRocker     128
Splint-Back Rocker (my design, one walnut, one maple)     130
Designing a Chair     132
Gimson-style Arts & Crafts Arm Chair     134
Clissett-style Arts & Crafts Side Chair     138
Country Side Chair with Tape Seat     140
Hancock Bench     142
Windsor Chairmaking 101: Mike Herrel's New Take     146
Windsor Sack Back Chair by Mike Herrel     151
Fan-Back Side Chair     171
Continuous-Arm Rocker with Lumbar Support     172
Writing-Desk Chair     173
Mark Soukup: The Authentic Eye     174
Carving A Windsor Arm By Mark Soukup     182
Glossary     184
Index     189
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