Monthly Archives: December 2014

Conoid Chair

Currently I am 80% into making a kitchen cabinet for my kitchen. But that hasn’t stopped me from getting to work on my next project. The next one I have lined up is a reproduction of the iconic George Nakashima Conoid Chair. This is a bucket list project. I have like countless other woodworkers been in love with and hopefully influenced by the beauty of his simplicity and his bringing out the natural expression of the timber.

My first step in making this chair is to create a drawing that I think faithfully reproduces the proportions of this beautiful cantilevered design.

Note that the drawing doesn’t show the radius of the top back rail or the rear edge of the seat; they appear as a straight edge.

Conoid Chair

Below is a link to the full size bitmap of my drawing.

Conoid Chair

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Making Wood Hinges

And yet another tutorial. This one on making wood hinges. This is a bit of an oldie but a goodie as I use my Incra router table to make them these days. But back in the day this is how I did it with a simple router table and a jig. The method shown maybe somewhat dated considering the equipment workshops are using these days but I think it is chock full of helpful tips and worthy of a good read.

Making Wood Hinges PDF

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Inlay Stringing

I was just going through my web site folders and I found this nice little tutorial I did on inlay stringing. I don’t think I have ever posted it here so I thought I would link it up for easy download for anyone interested.

Inlay Stringing PDF

Inlayed string installed

Picture of the finished legs.

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