Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The jig(s) is up.

Ouch - terrible pun. In any event, moving right along, I recent had an order for one the classic Reitveld Red-Blue chairs, which is one of my all time favourite designs, although I wouldn't actually sit in one unless forced to. It is VERY low, and obviously not well padded. 
It also is a "challenge" to make.  Each of the "sticks is less than 3/32 " square (2.5 mm) which is a very small gluing surface. In addition, everything has to be perfectly square. I do 2 things to help me keep my sanity making the chair; I use lots of jigs and Scotch - no, no, brass pins, to hold the joints.
In no particular order, here are some snaps of the various jigs being used in the construction process.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like the jigs would take way longer to make than the first chair! After that, easy, peasey (Really big grin here).

    I agree with you ... I wouldn't want to sit in it either!

    Well done.



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