Getting Some Help from Dad

My parents came out for a visit recently. I jumped at the chance of putting my Dad to work on the tsunamiball as well as playing a bit with steam bending a chair. He has been an inspiration to me, and being able to work on my project with my father is always a joy. Thanks Dad.

Flipping the wood for an even steam.

Flipping the wood for an even steam.

Dad, examining the fit of a keystone strip.

Dad, examining the fit of a keystone strip.

After steaming, the first bend is just to get the basic shape of the chair.

After steaming, the first bend is just to get the basic shape of the chair.

Quickly applying epoxy between each layer.

Quickly applying epoxy between each layer.

After the epoxy, everything gets clamped up in the porcupine and rests for a few days.

After the epoxy, everything gets clamped up in the porcupine and rests for a few days.

Dad, next to the porcupine.

Dad, next to the porcupine.

2 responses to “Getting Some Help from Dad

    • George,

      Thanks for your comment on the chair. They are definitely fun to make. I’m not sure on the finish. There is a constant struggle for me between keeping the interior as simple as possible so everything is durable and easy to maintain, and pimping it out a bit. I think the chairs would be good either way, but perhaps a little padding and lumbar support would make them perform better if they needed to keep you in your seat. What do you think?

      Respectfully,
      Chris

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