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  1. #1
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    Default Red cedar root/settlers chair/phone table/combination

    Red Cedar root chair + silky oak seat / combination > Settlers chair / Phone Table / Drawing Desk > Made from a Red Cedar root , took a few years of havin this piece of wood starin at me from a corner / or reminding me of it`s existence every time i`ve had to move it . Ounce i made me mind up what it could look like , the rest was easy , just skinned knuckles and a few slices later , which was better than spendin hours pondering what could it be , over about 20yrs , BIG long term mind investment here , Anyhow chipped about 1" depth off the entire root form , done this by hand as i found that if you get the right depth , where the ingrown dirt and such arn`t prevelant anymore then it`s not so difficult . Meaning that the whole root having grown in a ring formation , i was able to knock off quite sufficient size pieces and still maintain the overall shape , was a bit like peelin an orange or such . Used an end docked piece of silky to give an outward spiral concept for the seat . A solid piece of Red Cedar for the back of the seat ( table top ) , a piece of Silky Oak for the rotation piece inset by 15mm to the Cedar for extra strength . Rotation from chair to table is simple , remove the small awl , lay back and replace awl in guide ( lock ) hole , reverse procedure for turning to chair , the drawing table comes about by removing large dowel peg and putting in secondary hole , in this the top is restricted (by hole placement ) to only tilt around 45deg forward but where ever backward to suit . finished in cabot`s , thought about others but Lacquer was the only way to bring up the colour of the root . Although the chair seat may look to off set , it`s not ,tis a bit of an optical illusion as such , an quite a comfy seat actually . Like to thank all those that had a say on the Glory Box & Wooden Hinges i listed recently , all feedback is appreciated , thanks again . Danny

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    Very clever work and well executed!!

    My personal preference would be for a less glossy phinnish.

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    A novel piece. Very well done and should be a talking point for everyone who sees it. A real credit to be able to see what was in those pieces of wood waiting to be realised.

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    Very interesting piece, well done. I agree with Artme, i'd have gone for much less gloss personally.

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    Thanks fellas , always appreciate input , as for seeing this in there somewhere it took me about ten years to come to a decision , got it out many times ,but i`m sure you know how it is , if not sure wait , it`ll come to you eventually eh. would agree on the finish , but a few wee little spanners were in there , one problem was , i think , the dirt in the timber , tried a few different finishes on a smaller piece but it just stayed a dull colour , as i`ve used this cedar from the same tree many times in projects i knew the colour it had to show , as it worked out this was the only finish to acheive that . one bonus is at least it`ll take a bit of verandah work ( exposure ) . So i agree , the root didn`t If someone buys it i won`t have to think about it much ,

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