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Thanks, I saw those and was debating. I am still a newb when it comes to furniture and so I am a bit unsure about buying vintage pieces from a relatively unknown seller without seeing in person especially given there's no trace of a label on these. In any case, bought the chairs from Conran and they were shipped earlier today so I might get them before the end of the week!!! I am saving at least $200 per chair (and potentially more depending on the duty situation) so couldn't be happier.
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Thanks, I had already checked out Skandium, but they charge £250 per chair, but Conran is only £50 per chair so unless someone suggests a better place, will likely order from there as it would come out to only ~$620 per chair.

Hive has them for $707

They do offer small designer discount if you have friend.

http://hivemodern.com/pages/product7807/grand-prix-wood-legs-arne-jacobsen-fritz-hansen?gclid=Cj0KEQjwoau9BRDMvsnv5MCh24UBEiQAKOqcfTF7CNOAiU18JSue8WrR5_0bJb8oFWb-A_JMbCXdWyMaAlhU8P8HAQ
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Originally Posted by kasper007 View Post

Thanks, I saw those and was debating. I am still a newb when it comes to furniture and so I am a bit unsure about buying vintage pieces from a relatively unknown seller without seeing in person especially given there's no trace of a label on these. In any case, bought the chairs from Conran and they were shipped earlier today so I might get them before the end of the week!!! I am saving at least $200 per chair (and potentially more depending on the duty situation) so couldn't be happier.

POst pics and your opinion of their construction quality when you get them
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I put together a couple posts on setting up Japanese hand planes.

https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/08/11/hikouki-kanna-dai-prep/

https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/08/04/hikouki-kanna-blade-prep/

Do I understand correctly that the properly set plane would reveal surface of the wood differently than say other plane or if sanding was applied to the same surface?
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That is correct. A properly set plane will reveal a bright smooth surface. An improperly set plane has a high risk of tearout and tearout causes undulations that are rough.

A planed finish is superior to a sanded finish in that a clean shaving is the smoothest finish, it is more repellant to water and does not pick up dirt as easily. A sanded finish, which is many many tiny scratches, degrades quicker.

This is one reason why Japanese timber frame is able to survive the years without a film finish, in addition to the quality and qualities of the wood itself.

The Kanna, and for that matter Western wooden hand planes, burnish the wood as they plane it, and so further improving the surface finish.
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Thanks. I got the walnut one so they are $824 + NYC sales tax so ~$900. There's no duty on furniture (didn't really trust that when I read online, but UPS delivered this morning without a charge!) so all in cost was ~$620 per chair. Pretty happy with the savings, especially considering it took less than 3 days. I have a few architect friends / family who can help, but still came out way ahead of where I would have been with their discount. I do wish everyone was as generous as Herman Miller though.
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POst pics and your opinion of their construction quality when you get them

Will do. It will take a month though as we are moving to a new place and they won't get unpacked until we move in. Can't wait!!
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Good morning! The butler's desk is nearing completion, but there are a few details left to finish, the primary one which has been lingering in my mind for quite a while is the stay for the desktop. While historical examples leave it out, I've been nervous that the desk could be damaged by opening it and letting it flop down without the supporting drawer extended.

In order to counter that I've begun building a stay out of 360 brass using a Bridgeport mill and some basic hand tools.

https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/08/25/adventures-in-making-hardware/

Click the above link to see the full story.





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Maan you are without fear....smile.gif I guess it is sort of the same as working with wood , once you are comfortable enough you can do things like this.

My hat is off to you. This is a next level stuff. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thank you! I wanted an interesting job as a kid and so I worked in a machine shop, it is such enjoyable work for me that I may find myself machining parts for my builds a bit more often.
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Nice, SG.
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Thank you! I wanted an interesting job as a kid and so I worked in a machine shop, it is such enjoyable work for me that I may find myself machining parts for my builds a bit more often.

Last time I was working in a metal shop was in HS, I remember preferring carpentry classes to it. Two have very distinct smells and carpentry one was more pleasant smile.gif
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One of the worst smells is from cutoff wheels. It's almost like they were invented to sell bandsaws.
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Looking for a sofa similar to Divani's Neowall, but more accessible (both pricepoint and US availability). Any suggestions?

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The Hay Mags Soft Modular Sofa comes to mind. There are a few Hay retailers in the U.S.

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