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My nod to seasonal festivities - a gloss green bar chair just for fun. You can see my chairs this weekend at the   @aldevalleyfestival   Christmas market. . . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #chair     #handmadechair     #barstool     #stool     #woodworking     #ballbackchair     #ballback     #suffolkchair     #suffolk     #lavenham     #woodwork     #handmade     #crafts     #kitchen     #kitchenfurniture     #kitchendesign     #craft     #madeinengland     #suffolkchairmakers     #gloss     #green     #joinery  


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Green with envy. . Thanks to Rob at   @churchandgooderham   for the brilliant paint job on 10 of these carver ball backs. .   #ballbackchair     #chair     #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #suffolkchair     #chairmaker     #suffolkchairmakers     #kitchenchairs     #diningchair     #diningchairs     #interiordesign     #kitchendesign     #shakerkitchen     #countryliving     #countrylife     #handmade     #madeinengland     #madeinsuffolk     #plainenglish  


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This week I finished 10 of these carver chairs. They've been taken to the painters to be painted in a gloss green. Looking forward to seeing them. . . .   #suffolk     #suffolkchairmakers     #suffolkchair     #ballbackchair     #interiordesign     #interiors     #kitchenchairs     #kitchenchair     #plainenglish     #diningchair     #handmade     #madeinengland     #madeinsuffolk     #woodworking     #woodworker     #chairmaker  


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It may feel like cheating but using the TS 55 to trim to size chair legs is the quickest and most accurate way I've found of creating a chair that doesn't wobble. Given the frame construction of the chairs, it's easy enough to lay the guide rail across back stile and front leg to trim both at the same time. . I first level the chair using plastic packers on a known flat surface (my table saw bed) and scribe a line around all the legs to make the chair seat sit at 18". . I also use the TS 55 to cut out my chair seats - with a sharp blade it requires minimal work to remove the blade marks prior to rounding the edges over. . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #chair     #suffolkchair     #suffolkchairmakers     #ballbackchair     #diningchair     #carverchair     #woodworking     #woodworker     #festool     #ts55     @festool  


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By the end of this month I will have made 28 ball back chairs and stools since January. I go to sleep and wake up thinking about chair making. I'm sure I'm a bit of a bore to be around these days. . . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #chair     #suffolkchairmakers     #suffolkchair     #ballbackchair     #diaryofanobody  


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I've just finished a couple of bar stool Suffolk ball backs. Made from ash, they've been primed ready to be painted by the customer who will have them coordinating with her new kitchen. . . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #suffolkchairmakers     #bodger     #suffolkchair     #suffolk     #chair     #ballbackchair     #ballback     #ash     #woodworking     #woodworker     #craft     #handmade     #madeinsuffolk     #interiors     #kitchen     #interiordesign     #barstool     #stool     #kitchendesign     #shakerkitchen     #englishfurniture     #furnituredesign     #furnituremaker     #furniture     #madeinengland  


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Coming to the end of the latest project, making a set of 4 Suffolk ball back carver chairs. Made from brown oak from   @suttontimberltd  . A bit more touching up to do on the finish and they'll be off to their owners to sit around an oak dining table. . .   #chairmaking     #chairmaker     #bodger     #bodging     #chairs     #chair     #furnituredesign     #furnituremaker     #brownoak     #woodworking     #handtool     #handtools     #handmadefurniture     #handmade     #interiordesign     #suffolkchairmakers     #suffolkballbackchairs     #ballbackchair     #carverchair     #armchair     #chairdesign     #interiors     #craft     #reigonalchair     #folkart     #folk     #englishfurniture     #madeinengland     #traditionalfurniture  


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Dry fitting of the arms and seats on a set of four Suffolk ball back carver chairs. The seat will be nailed in to place, as is customary in this type of chair, and the arm joints secured with concealed screws, which is also a typical. The charming thing about the ball back chair is that it combines 19c elegance with rural sturdiness, and unpretentious finishes such as cut nails driven through the seat, in plain sight. . It's funny to think that when these chairs were originally being made in the 1800s, the screws we're probably the most expensive component of the chair. .   #ballbackchair     #ballback     #suffolkchair     #suffolkchairmakers     #chair     #chairmaking     #suffolk     #oak     #furnituredesign     #furnituremaker     #carverchair     #woodbridge     #woodworking     #woodworker     #design  


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