Video series: How to make a comb back Windsor chair
This is the first video in the series. See the full playlist on YouTube
This series of 53 videos shows in detail how I go from a log to a finished comb back windsor. It covers splitting parts out of a log, shaping the back, spindles and comb with a drawknife and spokeshave, steam bending the back and comb, turning the legs, planing a seat blank, boring the mortises and carving the seat with an adze, a scorp, travisher and scraper, assembling the chair and applying paint and oil. In subsequent series, I refer to the comb back series as the general information videos.
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This video series is also available as a DVD set:
DVD Set: How to Make a Comb-Back Windsor Chair
Ten-DVD set, featuring over eleven hours of instruction.
Curtis demonstrates from start to finish how to make a Comb-Back Windsor Chair. Delivered in Curtis' laid-back but detailed style, the videos give viewers a unique opportunity to join Curtis in his small one-man shop. Included in the set is an additional disc with 36 photos of the Comb-Back Windsor Chair shot at 10° intervals.
Full-Scale Drawings: How to Make a Comb-Back Windsor Chair
Full-scale detailed rendering of Curtis' Comb Back Windsor Arm Chair. The four pages include a contour map of the seat carving, the turnings, half-scale side and front views, and a template page that is printed on 4 mil mylar. Drawings are rolled and shipped in a tube. This is a helpful companion to the ten-DVD set "How to Make a Comb-Back Windsor Chair."