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Thank you Mark. I especially like the feet on your chest. Do you have the book "Spice Chests of Chester County"? There's a ton of good photographs of various spice chests.
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Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by chobbs66 on May 22, 2020, 09:23:33 AM »
Bob,


I plan to be there, it will be good to catch up.  And great idea - I'll get the word out to the members and other contacts!  CH
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Discuss topics not covered in other categories. / Re: What are you working on?
« Last post by Tom M on May 21, 2020, 04:05:34 PM »

Awesome project!

I took Gene's class in 2001.  I recall there was a slight error on the layout of the tombstone doors which may have been fixed on their drawing. (I looked up my copy of the drawing from the class and I wrote "NO - see my drawing" on it.  The original drawing had two centerpoints for the arches.) I redrew this in CAD with one centerpoint - this is how I did mine.

Good luck!
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Here's my favorite view of this piece.  It's very nicely designed.
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Frederick, here's a photo of my WIP corner with the spice chest.  This is from Gene Landon's plans; he built (several of) his in walnut which is probably more typical of the period, but it's a high-style piece so I'm using swietenia that I bought from Hearne.
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Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by Bob Compton on May 19, 2020, 09:19:02 AM »
Cal, that is good news. At this time Handworks 2020 is scheduled for Labor Day weekend in Amanda Colonies. How about having a chapter function at our booth and enjoy a very good show?
Best Regards
Bob Compton

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Gateway Chapter / Gateway Chapter Update
« Last post by chobbs66 on May 18, 2020, 09:20:34 AM »
All,


Not sure how many of the Gateway area folks read the forum - let me say I haven't forgotten about you.  The last few years have been just the most hectic time in my professional life, not to mention my kids getting through high school, church commitments, etc. etc. etc.


This is all to say that I intend to get our group back together, once society seems to open things up.  Even if it's just meeting at someone's shop or for a cocktail in either Kansas City, St. Louis, or both.


Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions on our restart.


Thanks, Cal
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Seating Furniture & Beds / Re: Redo old chair
« Last post by chobbs66 on May 18, 2020, 09:16:01 AM »
Both chairs look great!  CH
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Discuss topics not covered in other categories. / Re: What are you working on?
« Last post by chobbs66 on May 18, 2020, 09:10:05 AM »
Bob,


I have been fairly productive in the shop over the last few weeks.  As a silver lining of the shutdowns I have loved the lack of scheduled activities and meetings.  After a very involved long grind through a restoration/expansion of a 17th century European bed that required a lot of carving and turning, I have been trying to knock out a few easier unfinished projects.


1.  I had a Philadelphia style footstool I started a few years ago for a class I was teaching, decided to finish it up.


2.  I'm working on a hall table "inspired by" a table I saw at the department of state.  Fairly simple table with straight Marlborough legs.  The added blind fretwork and gadrooning ups the time needed for sure.  Still in progress.

Cal
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Mark, any photos of your spice chest-on-stand??
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