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  • Rescue a Windsor-Style Chair – Part 3: Regluing and Finishing

    by Yoav S. Liberman     Tuesday, December 28, 2010
    Carving the chair's crest rail was fun, and I think that adding the scroll detail improved it. The next step was to glue the parts together. In some cases, where parts were not disconnected but just loose, I injected glue in between the tenons and...
  • Rescue a Windsor-Style Chair – Part 2: Repairs and Embellishments

    by Yoav S. Liberman     Saturday, December 25, 2010
    Once I finished stripping the old finish, I started planning the necessary repairs and alterations. I had to make two new spindles. To compensate for the missing ones, I had to re-glue a loose carved detail under the arm rest and to decide how to make...
  • Rescue a Windsor-Style Chair - Part 1: Removing the Old Finish

    by Yoav S. Liberman     Tuesday, December 21, 2010
    A few years ago I found an old Windsor chair near the dumpster of one of the buildings in Harvard. It was a snowy day and, when I picked up the chair, I saw that it suffered from few problems - loose legs and stretchers, missing and broken spindles. I...