The skin is in,

… or in other words, the hide has arrived.  And Peggy Tzu, it’s not the world’s largest dog chewy, sorry.

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m not a good multitasker.  In fact, I tend to be a linear, methodical, single minded unitasker; much to the chagrin of my very capable multitasking wife, Kristen.

Some time ago, I completed the wooden elements for a couple of Roorkhee chairs, but I’d given up waiting for the leather to arrive, and started on a different project.  Of course as soon as I started on the next project, the leather arrived.  So today, I shifted gears and spent the morning cutting out the leather parts.

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I’m reasonably confident when picking out wood, or ordering it online, but leather is not my forte’, and it seems that anyone can name a leather product anything they like, so it’s hard to know what you’re getting, if you haven’t bought it before.  This side (1/2 of a hide) turned up a bit softer, but thicker, than what we used in the class were I learned to build this chair.  So these next two chairs will look a bit more rustic, but should be very comfortable.

So now, I have three projects in the air at once, and I’m starting to sweat a bit.  This is not the leisurely retirement I had once envisioned, but I’m sure to sort it all out, and enjoy every minute of it. 🙂

Cheers,
Tom

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