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Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Friday, October 22, 2010

Something I have always wanted to do!

Being a basket weaver I have always wanted to learn how to cane chairs.  Well I found a class to join, so now I off and running.  First you learn how to strip the chair with out raising the grain on the wood, fixing any cracks, and then how to finish your chair.  Once you have all of this done you can start the cane on your chair.  I now have my first chair done and working on my second chair.  I'm very slow at this but it has been a lot of fun.  Turning a garage sale find into something for family dinner is always fun.  When I have my other chairs done I will be back to show off what else I have learned.  Check out the adult ed classes in the areas around you and you might find a class for you to enjoy!

4 comments:

dee begg said...

Nicely done!

D

Trish-Ladybug said...

You did "Awesome" Job,Love the color We found
one many years ago refinished the Chair and then sold it for $200 Thanks for Sharing

Blessings to all !!

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

You did a beautiful job Rose! My dear MIL taught me to cane years ago...it's hard work. It's really a dying art. So glad to see you taking it up Rose. :)

Rhonda

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

A nice looking chair now. So glad you accomplished what you wanted to:)