A Special Project

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Two very special chairs
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Cane wrapped and woven
custom built metal frames.  Only 4 exist.
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Progress in the shop
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Bifocals required
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All done.
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The missing "foot" needed to be rebuilt.  There was very little sign that it even existed before examination.
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The lid was in serious need of repair.
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The lid joins here.
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The finished weave
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Back side
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Every tube and rod is wrapped

Another Special Project

The basket below is a Truseau Basket, much like a hope chest.  This one has a curious history going back to a voyage out of Hong Kong over a hundred fiftyyears ago, complete with pirates.

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As it arrived.
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The finished "foot".
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Much of it had to be replaced with sound material.
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The lid parts being joined.