Woodcraft on Show 2019 Major Prize WinnerThe Windsor chair was made by Marie-Louise McMahon totally by hand without the assistance of any machine tools. Ms McMahon commenced with a billet of Robinia (Black Locust) then split, pared and shaped the timber using a froe, adze, drawknife, pole lathe then spokeshaves and scrapers to finish up with an outstanding example of a Windsor chair. Other timbers used include Camphor Laurel, American Ash and Red Box. Ms McMahon's tutor was Howard Archbold of 'Rare Chairs' at Moonan Flats near Scone.
Windsor Chair RestorationWindsor chair carefully restored by the Woodies
Mayor Graeme Hanger with 100 year old piano tool restored by Doug Kinlyside