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    We should have put a few in your hand when you...

    We should have put a few in your hand when you were here. Anytime you want to try a few. I have 3-4 older ones, a Barr Tools and a Woodjoy. We can find some sort of green something you can whittle...
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    Drew Langsner at Country Workshops imports a...

    Drew Langsner at Country Workshops imports a whole range of chair making tools. Adze, Axes, scorps, drawknives, froe, large assortment of small up to .extra heavy duty gouges...They are not cheap...
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    Actually my interest is in controlling the...

    Actually my interest is in controlling the split(s). I have split a good deal of wood too, in the last decade I have done most of my splitting with one of two Gransfors splitting axes. I have been...
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    Kinda what I thought Tony. I picked a tree that...

    Kinda what I thought Tony. I picked a tree that was in a convenient location that I thought looked at least good. As Dave mentions above something happened to a section of the tree. I was a little...
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    Thanks for the comments. I have split a good deal...

    Thanks for the comments. I have split a good deal of wood for firewood. I have also used wedges a good deal for felling trees. I have used commercial wedges of several types including metal and...
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    A better wedge

    I was attempting to split a 8x25" white oak log with a friend last week. The L&N froe was not enough. Most wedges lack the bevel needed to penetrate wood like this. I have sen wedges used by guys...
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    Maybe a picture of the plane with it Mike, and...

    Maybe a picture of the plane with it Mike, and where you purchased it.
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    I was mostly just explaining why I was thinking...

    I was mostly just explaining why I was thinking you could take your seat off, clamp it in a bench and shape it. I do like being able to adjust my distance from the work for shorter and longer pieces....
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    David, the shavehorse I have is a similar plan....

    David, the shavehorse I have is a similar plan. My seat slides between the two 2x6's it sits on and is removable. The two chair making classes I took used shavehorses that were the same or similar to...
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    Paul, I'm sorry if I made a short unclear post. ...

    Paul, I'm sorry if I made a short unclear post.

    I was actually making the comment to the OP, who I am also carrying on a private conversation with. David is interested in making windsor chairs...
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    Is the wood in your seat glued up? If it is you...

    Is the wood in your seat glued up? If it is you could use it to practice carving chair seats. It looks like SYP (southern yellow pine) or fir which will be a little hard but doable. I like a nice...
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    I am accumulating parts for a steamer and a kiln...

    I am accumulating parts for a steamer and a kiln myself. Highland Woodworking sells a paper steamer, Peter Galbert bought one or two to make his new steamer with at the class I took. I bought one of...
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    I'm a beginner too. I took a couple class from...

    I'm a beginner too. I took a couple class from guys who I believe know what they are talking about, Peter Galbert, "Making a Continuous Arm Windsor Chair" Drew Langsner "Making a Welsh Stick Chair",...
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    Looks good David, Similar to the Country...

    Looks good David,

    Similar to the Country Workshops design. We will get you some green wood soon. You can try out different green woodworking tools and see what you like when we get together. I...
  15. Like Ian says, the instructions with my LV reamer...

    Like Ian says, the instructions with my LV reamer warn against using any abrasive on the round surface. The instructions say to sharpen the flat surface only. This may also be part of the issue in...
  16. Another good question Greg. Some people rig up a...

    Another good question Greg. Some people rig up a tilting board braced at the right angle so the pilot holes can be drilled accurately with a drill press, making the reaming job easier. Peter Galbert...
  17. I have the LV large Taper Reamer and a collection...

    I have the LV large Taper Reamer and a collection of braces. I am a little confused though. My reamer is around 1 1/4" diameter at the top and about 5" long. I drilled a tapered hole through an...
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    I would go by someones plans who has built lots...

    I would go by someones plans who has built lots of a particular chair design and refined it like Drew Langsner "The Chairmaker's Workshop". I believe Drew still sells plans and full size patterns for...
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    David, I sent you another PM. You are welcome...

    David,

    I sent you another PM. You are welcome to try out my tools, shavehorse, sharpening gear....just about any time. I work at home and I am usually around. I have a good chain saw and tractor,...
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    I have been active in construction and wood...

    I have been active in construction and wood working projects for around 20 years now. I am very interested in making windsor chairs and green woodworking in general. The wife and I are semi retired...
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    Cody, The wood used to make windsor chair backs,...

    Cody,
    The wood used to make windsor chair backs, especially the wood to be bent, is worked, bent and dried while it is green. White or red oak are the favorite woods for spindles and chair backs. I...
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    Although there are infinite ways to make a chair,...

    Although there are infinite ways to make a chair, I find two large categories in terms of chair making techniques. Some more modern designers/builders tend to saw out pieces and finish them using...
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    Yes, this new forum has tapped into my pent up...

    Yes, this new forum has tapped into my pent up questions having to do with processing green wood, which in my warped mind is the reason to have sawmills and kilns.

    It seems to me that the over...
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    Wow good speedy responses! In regard to the kiln...

    Wow good speedy responses!
    In regard to the kiln question, I was wondering if there was one kiln design that might do at least most of the work of the two kilns I have been considering building. My...
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    I decided it would be more appropriate to ask...

    I decided it would be more appropriate to ask about kiln drying in a separate thread.

    I have been planing to build a small kiln for drying small pieces of green wood, mostly for windsor chair...
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