To make the seat for the Continuous Arm Windsor Chair I start with a kiln dried board of the correct type of wood. The board has a thickness of eight quarters (2").
My faithful Fox Hound “Lucky” is gaurding out the 2”
thick cherry board that will become the seats for 2 Continuous Arm Windsor
Chairs. A completed Oak chair is also shown.
The two inch thick by ten feet long cherry board after being cut into
the four pieces. Two pieces will be glued together and will become the
On the left are pieces #3 and 4 after being glued together. On the right
are pieces #1 and 2 in the glue clamps. I use a template for the seat
to position spindle and leg holes and it is shown on the left.
I use spoon bits in a brace to drill the holes for the spindles and legs. Spoon bits have been around for hundreds of years. It seems that chair makers are the only ones that use them today.
September 29, 2015