Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Curly Maple Windsor Chair Reamers

I'm just finishing up a batch of curly maple reamers.  The wood is rejected leg blanks from Curtis Buchanan's windsor chair shop in Jonesborough, Tennessee.  Ideal chair wood is dead straight grained and boring, boring, boring.  Curtis rejected these blanks because dealing with the curly grain is more hassle than he was interested in, and the best log yard in the country is a fifteen minute drive from his house.

Fortunately for me, that curly grain makes for some very nice reamers.  I have seven of these reamers available for $130 each plus shipping.  I can bill through Paypal and have them shipped in time for the holidays.  Leave a comment or email me if interested.


  1. Hey Tim,
    Looking great, as always.
    What is the name of "the best log yard in the country?"

  2. I sent everyone I know your way Tim. Save one for Dan Phillips if he contacts you. He is a very skilled maker that could use one of these for sure.

  3. Tim,

    Received the Reamer today. I must say it is exceptional and beautiful. Thank you.

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