|Hitchcock Chair, Pre-woven Cane|
|Woven Rush Seat|
These two chairs are fine examples of the Hitchcock Chairs manufactured in Connecticut. This is a long time furniture manufacturer and are very collectable, do a Google search and you can learn a bit of their history. At this point I've removed most of the spline from the pre-woven chair which took a couple of hours while soaking it with a solution of vinegar and water. I'll order the cane, rush, and spline tomorrow. That's job one.
Then on Saturday afternoon I met with a potential client who needs a TV console table with some interesting custom features. What was helpful is that she has a definite idea of what she wants from a catalog picture, now the challenge will be to be competitive with a solid walnut piece vs. China mass produced laminate. I'm up for the challenge, she knows what she wants and quality is on her list. I'm confident I can deliver!
The last item for the weekend was to make the dividers for the chisel chest. I'm also working on the carved panel for the top lid. Here's what it looks like:
Why do they always have to hit the concrete on the cutting edge?