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Mailee16/04/2011 20:12:28
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I have been busy recently with making deckchairs! A little unusual but still it's work. It is a commision for 10 deckchairs with arms fitted. I am working on these in between my other jobs although it did take a bit of working out the mechanics for them to fold. Anyway here is a photo of a dry fit of the first one.

paul johnson 216/04/2011 21:18:29
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very nice indeed Maliee you will have to show us the finished results.
fatboy16/04/2011 23:04:45
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looking good mailee, i didnt realise anyone still used deck chairs! i cant remember the last time i saw one, i see yours has arms, a nice addition, what material are you going to use?
Mailee16/04/2011 23:54:07
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Thanks guys. I won't be able to show the completed item as the customer is fitting the material for the seat herself. Apparently she sells them at shows around the country. I shall see if I can get her to take some pics of them once they are complete. I am using beech for the frames fatboy. The mechanics took some working out but now the first one is finished I have a set of templates for the rest of the builds.
Derek Lane17/04/2011 10:52:09
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It's good to see you are still busy. Another how of your workmanship keep it coming.
Just a little thought on the legs at the bottom will you be rounding them off to prevent the bottoms from splitting out when the chairs are scraped along the ground
Mailee17/04/2011 15:39:21
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Thanks Derek. Yes I intend to chamfer the ends of the legs for just that reason. I didn't think of it until I had assembled it and then realised I should have done that.
Doug17/04/2011 22:00:29
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That looks very nice Alan,
Will this be an on going contract ? I presume she will sell more than this one.
Mailee17/04/2011 22:54:00
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Yes I hope so Baz. This first commision is for ten of them. I pressume there will be more once these have sold. Fingers crossed.
Mailee22/04/2011 19:47:31
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I finished all ten of the deckchairs today. All they need now is the fabric attaching and whatever finish the lady is going to put on them. I have enjoyed doing these, just something out of the ordinary.

Edited By Mailee on 22/04/2011 19:49:47

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