Old World Skills Deliver Comfort & Style
Use classic chairmaking tools and your eyes, hands and seat to adjust the fit and feel of this traditional Welsh stick chair that has been gracing hearths and homes for generations.
In this unique video, shot in a classroom setting, you’ll learn:
- To shape spindles, legs and seats using a variety of chairmaking hand tools
- How shop scraps and a propane tank can create a steam-bending box (then use a clever jig to bend the arm!)
- The simple steps to fit all the pieces together by sight and feel for a perfect fit
- And much more!
Learn along with Don Weber’s chairmaking class to gain traditional hand-tool skills and a healthy dose of common sense.
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About the Host: Don Weber is a bodger (chairmaker) specializing in Windsor and Welsh-style stick chairs. He’s also a teacher and blacksmith (and cook!); his shop and home are in Paint Lick, Kentucky. Over the years he has contributed numerous articles on traditional woodworking techniques to magazines and periodicals including Popular Woodworking Magazine.
Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.