How do you explain closure when it’s just the start.
We parcelled things up into a neat package and a video of eight to ten to show thousands of woodworkers striving for skilled hand work how they too can make a chair with two hands, one joint type and ten common hand tools. No, of course we are looking for skill not machine work. This chair came from a plank of 8/4 European oak and some 4/4 boards. 4 board feet of 8/4, that is, and 3board feet of 4/4. That’s about £30 in the UK and a lot less in the USA.
I used some nice greyish leather on my oak chair and finished it with 5 coats of shellac followed by some soft paste wax I get from the National Trust here. We made video on upholstering the chairs i make for You Tube and will post that when the series has gone out via woodworkingmasterclasses.com which starts in about four weeks time.
My finished chair stands as a frame in three dimensional stability as I drift into a fourth dimension thinking how it will transform wood into objects of loveliness as others around the globe discover the same loveliness in the making of their own.
This will be the last mention until the series begins but I wanted you all to see the kind of contentedness I feel from my hand work.