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ShopNotes podcast 166 — Making Concessions

By: Phil Huber
John Doyle design challenge.

After years of avoiding making chairs — except for that Craftsman rocker — Phil is thinking of making a chair. Specifically a dining room chair. Inspired by the work of Danish chairmaster Hans Wegner and his book "Just One Good Chair." Phil likes the look of the "cattle" chairs Wegner designed. What will he come up with? To help out, he asked John for some starting points.

Here are the chairs that Phil would like to combine into his own version.

The cow horn chair (the ends of the elbow rest are the best part... along with the splines in the back rest. ShopNotes podcast Wegner Cow Horn chair

CH20 dining chair. The separate solid wood (or upholstered) seat pan is the appeal here. The back rest to back legs connection is the simplest of the chairs. ShopNotes podcast CH20 dining chair

The Bull chairs (long horn and short horn) offer interesting base design elements. ShopNotes podcast Wegner Bull chairs

These chairs and others are from the very ispiring book: One Good Chair Hans Wegner One Good Chair

Phil showed off a sneak peak of an upcoming project: turnt Christmas trees.

ShopNotes podcast 166 Christmas trees

ShopNotes podcast shavehorse The free plan for this episode is a shavehorse — better than the one Logan made. Phil uses this one in his shop and even made a "spoon mule" add on for it. This plan is free for a limited time.

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Published: Sept. 1, 2023
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Topics: hand plane, weekend, workshop

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