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Christopher Schwarz – No-Fear Chairmaking



Chairs Don’t Have to be Difficult

Follow along with Christopher Schwarz as he shows you how to make a chair using a small set of tools – but with none of the typical chairmaking anxiety. You’ll learn:

• How to orient the legs for proper splay and rake – without a whole lot of math
• The secret to strong leg joints so there’s no need for stretchers between the legs (much less complicated!)
• How to design a comfortable seat without the complication of saddling (shaping)
• How to shape octagonal tapered legs and spindles, with no need for a shaving horse
• To make a curved crest rail from firewood using a super-simple steam-bending method
• And much more!

Take the fear out of your first chair project!

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About the Host:
Christopher Schwarz is a former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, where he worked between 1996 and 2011. He is now a contributing editor to the magazine and is the editor at Lost Art Press. He has produced numerous DVDs for Popular Woodworking and for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks on traditional skills. He is also the author the “The Anarchist’s Design Book” (Lost Art Press) among several others.

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