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Old Sun 31 October 2010, 13:54
Alan_c
Just call me: Alan (#11)
 
Grabouw (Western Cape)
South Africa
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Fleischman Chair in Ply

I have wanted to make one of these ever since I first came across his website, not for resale - just out of curiosity

Fleischman Chair Front.jpg
Front View

Fleischman Chair Back.jpg
Back View

Fleischman Chair load test.jpg
Load Test - 100 and plenty Kilos and no creaking or broken slats

Fleischman Chair Liam test.jpg
Liam with Sheeba and Tequila - Haven't been able to get him out of the chair since I brought it home on Friday!

ps - cant share the files, if you want to make one, work it out for yourself
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Old Sun 31 October 2010, 14:05
Kobus_Joubert
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Dalview
South Africa
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Pragtig.. I wanted to make them as well...have about 4 different pictures...BUT since I am CAD disabled never got around to do it.....

And he has a REAL beer in his hand...had some of them this weekend in Harrismith at the annual Rhino Motorcycle Rally
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Old Sun 31 October 2010, 16:06
danilom
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Novi Sad
Serbia
Remarkable ! will have to try to draw that
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Old Sun 31 October 2010, 16:34
PEU
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Buenos Aires
Argentina
I recall doing this chair in a vector file, but Gerald deleted it, I can't find that post, maybe it got deleted too

In any case, you did a great job, looks very nice!
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Old Mon 01 November 2010, 05:43
taawint
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bejaia
Algeria
hello excuse me I speak very little English really good job Excellent
taawint of Algeria
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Old Mon 01 November 2010, 06:02
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
http://chairblog.eu/2008/11/25/lumberest/
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Old Mon 01 November 2010, 13:38
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Nicly done Alan !
Out of Curiosity here ....How many hrs it took you to :
- Draw it
- Cam ( toolpath) it
- Machine it ( some data on this would be interesting to know & exchange )

Robert
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Old Mon 01 November 2010, 14:00
jwt
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Wexford
Ireland
I like this one
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Old Mon 01 November 2010, 15:32
Alan_c
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Grabouw (Western Cape)
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Thanks for all the comments

Robert, I will have to check tomorrow on the cutting time, but the drawing took a few hours, in fact it is still ongoing as I want to make one or two changes, The CAM toolpath was very quick, about 5 -10 min on Enroute 3.

John, the caterpillar is nice but I think that one may need to be cut with a laser or possibly with a hand coping saw - look at the centre section where the vertical members meet the foot pieces, no clearance for a router cutter. Some of his other designs are definetly meant for laser, the whole unit has extremely tight slits.
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Old Mon 01 November 2010, 21:38
fabrun
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france
France
great job
what thickness do you use?
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Old Mon 01 November 2010, 22:11
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Cool!!!
I'm looking for a chair design which is friendly for my father's rear end.
How does the chair feels? Springy? does the slats flex to conform to your bottom end?
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Old Tue 02 November 2010, 01:36
Alan_c
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The chair was cut with 3 passes (8mm slot drill) in 6 stages from 18mm shutterply (not the best material in the world!)

1. Drill centres with a 90 Deg conic - to give me locations to put in screws to hold it down to the table - 1.25 min cutting time (plus about 15 min to put the screws in)
2. Seat external cut out - 8 min - then put a few clamps around the outside of the seat area and screws with flat washers to hold the fingers from moving.
3. Seat internal cut out - 5 min
4. Back outside cut out - 5.5 min - then again a few clamps around the outside perimeter.
5. Back inside centre cut out - 10 min - then insert more screws with flat washers to hold these fingers from moving.
6. Back inside outer cut out - 23 min.

Total cutting time (excluding clamping and screwing) about 53 min.

There were some areas where the cutter did not clean up properly to the bottom of the cut so I passed the cut out through the drum sander a few times to clean up and release everything - at this stage it was a bit like trying to get an octopus through a mail slot - its very flexible. Once assembled its quite ridgid but the slats have plenty of give - at first it feels a little disconcerting but that soon passes. I think it would be a lot better with 22mm ply for a little extra stiffness. This chair MUST be used on a rough or carpeted floor, on my wooden flooring at home the bottom that touches the floor just slides out when I sit on it, but its OK when my son sits on it - maybe I just exceed the safe working limit for this design

Its very comfortable because the seat and back area conform to your body shape easily.
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Old Tue 02 November 2010, 04:48
Chair Blog
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The Hague (Den Haag)
Netherlands
Funny that my blog shows up here.

Interesting stuff.

Allan. Would you permit me to copy and paste this in my blog?
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Old Tue 02 November 2010, 05:13
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Welcome GJE, I enjoyed your blog immencely!

Alan, Wow! you are careful with your cuts! Did you use tabs for keep the fingers inplace? I would if I were to cut one with this many fingers...
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Old Tue 02 November 2010, 07:42
Alan_c
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GJE, I dont have a problem with pasting this into your blog, but I think we need to get Mikes OK before doing so, Oh and you would have to indicate with a link back to this forum where it came from (MechMate).

Ken, no tabs, as long as the appropriate sequence is followed, nothing should move with the screws holding it down.
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Old Tue 02 November 2010, 09:22
taawint
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bejaia
Algeria
hello thank you for the information and answers you give can you help me for good measure to cut the seat (scaling of X and Y.)
1 - I did the coversion of the drawing in dxf.
2 - I intend to cut with my router table is: (X1300 mm. Y2500 mm)
3-cut on a multiple panel 1220mm sur2440mm
and which is 10mm thick with a bit end mill diameter 6
thank you for your help
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Old Tue 02 November 2010, 18:00
Chair Blog
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The Hague (Den Haag)
Netherlands
Alan
Not all the stuff, but some photos and a little story. Backlink no problem, but who is Mike? The forum owner?
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Old Tue 02 November 2010, 18:22
PEU
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Buenos Aires
Argentina
The internet was created by people linking to other people, if you show the source and not hotlink the images I see no problem, this is basic netiquette

Nice blog!
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Old Tue 02 November 2010, 20:03
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Mike, aka Metalhead is the forum owner. You can reach him by pm. Love that chair design!
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Old Fri 14 January 2011, 12:34
taawint
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bejaia
Algeria
Hello from algeria
Excuse my English I do not speak well
Fleischman Ply Chair in RockNRolla
this is my first chair
My first cut success is thanks to you all on this forum that is more than formidable
a huge thank you mike and alan c
cut with a cutting end mill of 3mm plywood 5mm
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Old Fri 14 January 2011, 21:48
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
I like that.Taawint would you mind me bumming the cutting file my kids would like that
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Old Mon 17 January 2011, 12:35
taawint
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bejaia
Algeria
Thumbs up

look here is very beautiful
http://www.greggfleishman.com/furniture.html
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