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Okami 07-07-2011 01:50 PM

Ingredients for six chairs
 
Most of the parts for six chairs, Oak and Bubinga
I might spray a finish on these before I glue up
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...2-rimg0971.jpg

MichaelKellough 07-07-2011 02:31 PM

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That's a lot of work there. Looks like this one job payed for your FMT. Looking forward to seeing the next phase.

Poto 07-07-2011 03:02 PM

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Wow, Okamisan - that's a serious amount of work! Are these going to be your curved-back chairs? Or something new. I can hardly wait to see. Please keep the pictures coming.

When you spray on a finish prior to assembly do you mask off all the joints, etc?

FlairWoodworks 07-07-2011 06:43 PM

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Okami,

Okay... I counted 24 bubinga legs. Then there are the longer legs in the background. Are these bar chairs or such? Also, I didn't see anything for the seats - are you going to upholster or weave them?

MichaelKellough 07-07-2011 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by FlairWoodworks (Post 70047)
Okami,

Okay... I counted 24 bubinga legs. Then there are the longer legs in the background. Are these bar chairs or such? Also, I didn't see anything for the seats - are you going to upholster or weave them?

Since there are six chairs I'm guessing he made two spare parts.

RONWEN 07-07-2011 11:20 PM

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I see happiness in some lucky customer's future. :clapping1:

Okami 07-07-2011 11:57 PM

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Yes, these are the curved back chairs i've made in the past.
12legs, 24back rests/slats (4 on each chair ).
Not all the parts are here, corner blocks, seat parts etc.. They will be upholstered.. One part of the job I dred.. I've upholstered quite a few chairs but consider myself a complete novice. I could out-source that part of the job, but the upholster charges quite a bit, and it really eats into my profits.

The FMT is one jig I wouldn't want to be without for these chairs:thumbsup2:
I'm also still a novice with the spray gun, and find it easier to spray these parts before glue-up.. That means having to mask the joinery areas. Theresa lot of joinery in six chairs, so a ton of masking... but I prefer that to struggling with it all assembled.
I could rub an oil finish something similar on, but it just doesn't hold up as well, and the table that goes with these was sprayed.

RONWEN 07-08-2011 12:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Okami (Post 70060)
Yes, these are the curved back chairs i've made in the past.
12legs, 24back rests/slats (4 on each chair ).
Not all the parts are here, corner blocks, seat parts etc.. They will be upholstered.. One part of the job I dred.. I've upholstered quite a few chairs but consider myself a complete novice. I could out-source that part of the job, but the upholster charges quite a bit, and it really eats into my profits.

The FMT is one jig I wouldn't want to be without for these chairs:thumbsup2:
I'm also still a novice with the spray gun, and find it easier to spray these parts before glue-up.. That means having to mask the joinery areas. Theresa lot of joinery in six chairs, so a ton of masking... but I prefer that to struggling with it all assembled.
I could rub an oil finish something similar on, but it just doesn't hold up as well, and the table that goes with these was sprayed.

Okamisan, You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you can't fool anybody on this forum about being a novice at anything furniture making -- we've all seen the exquisiteness of all aspects of your craftsmanship. :nono: ;)

Mark 07-08-2011 06:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Okami (Post 70032)
Most of the parts for six chairs, Oak and Bubinga
I might spray a finish on these before I glue up
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...2-rimg0971.jpg

That's a beautiful set of legs you got there Okami. :D I especially like the shop floor and no apparent "place for everything." Love it. Cause if you could see mine:o

Okami 07-08-2011 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark (Post 70065)
That's a beautiful set of legs you got there Okami. :D I especially like the shop floor and no apparent "place for everything." Love it. Cause if you could see mine:o

I don't know what you mean Mark, there's a place for everything in my shop...
Usually placed where I used it last, or put it down under a pile of curlies:D
I'm quite well known for being a messy woodworker, it's just in my nature, I can't keep the place clean and organized for more than two hours:)
when I was at college, we were taught to keep things clean and organized... As soon as I had my own woodshop, all those lessons went out the window.
It's how real woodshops are supposed to look anyway:Laughing2:

Okami 07-10-2011 08:07 AM

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No woodworking this weekend:thumbsup2:
Friday afternoon I coated all the parts with a two part sealer (brushed on).
I'm using Osaka Paints products. This stuff is very thin and gets into the grain and seals it up, letting me fill the grain with a sanding sealer later.
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...9-rimg0974.jpg

I set up and brushed this sealer on outside. Here's some of the back slats.
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...8-rimg0975.jpg

This stuff dries quick, and I was able do start on sanding back some of the parts
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...7-rimg0976.jpg.

Saturday at the beach (Keiya Beach in Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
I went hiking and climbing to get up on a big rock to take this picture of Keiya
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...6-rimg0983.jpg

Beautiful evening
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...5-rimg0992.jpg

http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...4-rimg0987.jpg

RONWEN 07-10-2011 09:59 AM

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Those are some wonderful pictures Okamisan! You could have a fall-back profession. How far do you live from that area where you took the pictures?

So, do you read & write Japanese? A very artful calligraphy.

http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...peace-1910.jpg

(Based on your recommendation I have that same Metabo sander & love it.)

Okami 07-11-2011 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by RONWEN (Post 70128)
Those are some wonderful pictures Okamisan! You could have a fall-back profession. How far do you live from that area where you took the pictures?

So, do you read & write Japanese? A very artful calligraphy.

Peace:thumbsup2:
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...peace-1910.jpg

(Based on your recommendation I have that same Metabo sander & love it.)

I'm about 30miles from Keiya beach in Itoshima, I really like that area though.. Layed back (for Japanese anyway;) )
my Reading and writing in japanese is awful, pretty much non existant..I'm just pretty crap at that kind of stuff:D

that little Metabo sander is a beauty eh! It's great for these chair parts!

MichaelKellough 07-11-2011 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by hasslefactor (Post 70180)
Oh. Well, in THAT case... :cry:
Maybe Stu will drop in and tell us what the thing actually SAYS. :Laughing2:

Your chairs (and the magnificent table you posted in the other thread) are fabulous, Okami. Just beautiful.
I always love your work - the design sensibility as well as the craftsmanship. :thumbsup2:

And... now I am REALLY curious about how you came to live in Japan.
If you don't mind sharing, I'd love to hear that story.

:popcorn:

:ditto:

Poto 07-11-2011 03:59 PM

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:ditto: :ditto:

RONWEN 07-11-2011 06:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hasslefactor (Post 70180)
Oh. Well, in THAT case... :cry:
Maybe Stu will drop in and tell us what the thing actually SAYS. :Laughing2:

Your chairs (and the magnificent table you posted in the other thread) are fabulous, Okami. Just beautiful.
I always love your work - the design sensibility as well as the craftsmanship. :thumbsup2:

And... now I am REALLY curious about how you came to live in Japan.
If you don't mind sharing, I'd love to hear that story.

:popcorn:

Peace.

Okami 07-12-2011 12:43 AM

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If you look at the quoted post, I added what it says Heiwa (peace:thumbsup2:).

Well how I came about living here..After college and working for a several years in my home country ( England UK ), I headed for Australia, where I lived and worked for a few years. One day I met my now wife, we stayed in Australia for a while, then headed to Japan where we got married. We decided to stay here a while ans see how things went, so I started up my business..and here I am, still here:)

joraft 07-12-2011 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Okami (Post 70247)

... We decided to stay here a while ans see how things went, so I started up my business..and here I am, still here:)

And from the looks of those photos, "here" ain't that bad. :thumbsup2:

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Okami 07-28-2011 01:23 AM

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Alright..I've been doing other bits and pieces along with these chairs.
They were actually finished last week, just havent had the time to do pictures.
I didn't take any pics of me spraying and glueing up the parts:o

Anyway...here's what I use to spray. I bought this second hand a couple of years back
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...8-rimg1000.jpg

Here's the slip seats being done.
The base is ply (which has holes drilled to allow air to escape) followed by a firm chip foam. Then a medium foam and a layer of bedding. Finished off with a soft foam wrapped over it all (You can just see one in the background of the photo)
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...9-rimg1001.jpg

Okami 07-28-2011 01:46 AM

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The slip seat (its called slip because it slips into the rebate) is held in place via the corner blocks. A bolt goes through each block and into the ply seat base.
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...0-rimg1004.jpg

Here's one of the upholstered seats. The material choice is not mine by the way:D
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...1-rimg1005.jpg

The trick with a slip seat is getting it to slip into the rebates firmly and consistently, without big gaps or wavy upholstery along the material-rebate line. It takes a little trial and error to get it right, depending on the foam and material used. Like I said before, I'm no upholsterer...
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...2-rimg1006.jpg

Poto 07-28-2011 01:55 AM

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Cool, Okamisan! Thanks for the poor-man's upholstery lesson. Could we get a picture of the whole chair?

Okami 07-28-2011 02:08 AM

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Yep, these go out on Sunday with the slab table. Should be able to snap a few pictures then:)

Poto 07-28-2011 03:17 AM

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Oh man! I have to wait until then?!?

MichaelKellough 07-28-2011 04:20 AM

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"Like I said before, I'm no upholsterer..."

http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...2-rimg1006.jpg

Busted! :Cop:

That seat could not fit any better. :takebow:

Mark 07-29-2011 03:48 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelKellough (Post 71059)
"Like I said before, I'm no upholsterer..."

http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...2-rimg1006.jpg

Busted! :Cop:

That seat could not fit any better. :takebow:



Are you kidding, it could fit a whole lot better!

It would fit much better in my house:D

Okami 08-26-2011 07:54 AM

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Been a bit slack getting this photo up:takebow:

Well, we took a trip to Nagasaki to deliver this dining set. Upon arrival we discovered the slab table and chairs had to go up a very narrow, winding staircase..( I wasn't pre-warned ) the front doors also had to come off to make the sharp turn into the hallway:eek: my worst nightmare:rofl: this table is very heavy..
Anyway, we got it up without damaging it ( but I did get a slight pull in my shoulder muscle..I was the one at the bottom, taking most of the weight:D ).

Here's a picture of it in it's new home, the picture quality isn't great..with limited time and the glare from the window that was the best I could do:)
All in all we had a fun day!! I was a little sad to see the table go, I'd had it for about 7-8months, and it was the most stubborn piece of wood I've ever worked with..it had a really strong character:clapping1:
Cheers!
http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...6620-forum.jpg

CraigFeuerzeig 08-26-2011 12:46 PM

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Um...Wow.Bow Down

MichaelKellough 08-26-2011 01:23 PM

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Wow 2 :thumbsup2:

The chairs have an equally strong character as the bubinga slab.
At least the backs do. The front legs are out of character with the backs.
I wish they were thicker and curved too.

Poto 08-26-2011 03:13 PM

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Wow 3. The table is just stunning. The finish on the table is amazing, and the wood is just incredible with its figure and live edge. The sinuous curves of the chair backs make a nice envelope for the table, though I agree with Michael that the front legs are a bit unbalanced with the beautiful backs. But I'd still love to have that set in my house! :takebow:

joraft 08-26-2011 03:52 PM

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That is a beautiful set, Okamisan.

Nice work! Bow Down

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Leakyroof 08-26-2011 03:54 PM

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Very pretty, very nicely built- I'm amazed by all of it. Sorry that the client 'neglected' to mention that the access was so tight. Funny how that often doesn't come up until an item is trying to be squeezed through the small space during delivery. What's also interesting is the wood floor of the room that the set is now in. I see what appears to be stopped butt joints all in a line at various places. That's kind of strange, or is is a photo illusion? :popcorn:

ColinGiersberg 08-27-2011 12:24 AM

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Beautiful table and chairs, Okamisan.

I built a curio cabinet for a co-worker of my wife. Cost was an issue, so I used a relatively low cost wood (probably Aspen, but not sure anymore), stained it the color she wanted, and was ready to deliver it, upon which she decided then that she did not want it, and had yet to see it.

I learned a lesson then. Always ask for a non-refundable deposit to cover the materials. I spent several hundred dollars on the wood and glass and it now stands in our family room. If I knew that I was going to keep it, I would have used oak or cherry instead.:mad:Bang Head

Okami 08-27-2011 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ColinGiersberg (Post 71972)
Beautiful table and chairs, Okamisan.

I built a curio cabinet for a co-worker of my wife. Cost was an issue, so I used a relatively low cost wood (probably Aspen, but not sure anymore), stained it the color she wanted, and was ready to deliver it, upon which she decided then that she did not want it, and had yet to see it.

I learned a lesson then. Always ask for a non-refundable deposit to cover the materials. I spent several hundred dollars on the wood and glass and it now stands in our family room. If I knew that I was going to keep it, I would have used oak or cherry instead.:mad:Bang Head

Thanks Colin!

Yes, I always take a non-refundable deposit before I commence work, it has to be done I'm afraid... the only exception is if the client is a return customer that I know.

Okami 08-27-2011 12:54 AM

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Thanks everyone for Your comments:)
Here's a few more quick snaps of one of the chairs before the delivery

http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...-201108272.jpg

http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...-201108273.jpg

http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...2011082701.jpg

http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/member...-201108274.jpg

PaulMarcel 08-27-2011 01:22 AM

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Wow∞

Love the slab and the chairs. The backs are stunning.

Perhaps it was earlier in this thread, but did you steam-bend the backs or were they laminate bent? Look steamed. Gonna have to look back in this thread to see a shot of the slab. Love it!

Well done.


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