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Posted 4 years ago

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James
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Civil War Wheelchair. Has wooden wheels and hubs cast iron races. It's all hand woven cane and solid Oak. I have to make some parts for it but I know the people I need to, to get the job done. I think this one will be my 2012 project.

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  1. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Wow! That is too cool. If only it could talk.
  2. James James, 4 years ago
    I know the civil war is one of my favorite times in history.
  3. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 4 years ago
    I would love to restore the chair. It is one of those projects that come around not to often. Post after pictures when you are done.
    Trenchartman
  4. Joe, 4 years ago
    I Have An Old Rocking Chair Some one gave me Made like that seat and back! Where do you get those repaired around charleston sc.
  5. James James, 4 years ago
    Joe :
    I checked on google chair caning South Carolina and there is nothing close from that perspective. The only other thing you could do is call the people at the John C. Campbell folkschool ask if they know of a caner in your area. https://www.folkschool.org/ If I were you I would goto the town halls in the surrounding towns and ask if there are people giving caning classes. Or call a furniture repair shop and ask if they know anyone. Local antique dealers or antique co-ops or auction houses may know or there maybe a card on the Advertising board in the shops. Try to find 2 or 3 people and look at their work. Ask if they have customers you can call. Don't be happy with th first caner. I have 8 people in my area that cane 4 wont do it for anyone but family. 1 have been taken to court for damaging furniture. Another is cheaper than myself but doesn't do as nice work as I (I'm not bragging a lot of my customers were hers). The other person wont work for dealers but will take walk-ins. I take on all comers I'm the only game in town for about 50 miles. I don't advertise I get plenty of work word of mouth. I wish I could be of better help but I'm up in N.Y. state sorry.
  6. joe, 4 years ago
    Thank You James You have been Very Helpful!
  7. DMK678 DMK678, 4 years ago
    Always admired work like you do, like an art.
    Thanks for sharing, the chair is great.
  8. kelly florence linder , 4 years ago
    I TEACH ,CANE AND RESTORE FURNITURE AT A COMMUNITY SUPPORT CENTER FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE DISABILITIES IN AUGUSTA GEORGIA,YOU CAN FIND US ON LINE AT LYNNDALEINC.ORG, WE CANE RESTORE ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING, ITS A LOST ART, BUT NOT HERE AND ALL THE PROFIT GOES TO A GOOD CAUSE.
  9. James James, 4 years ago
    Kelly:
    http://www.vandykes.com/product/the-caner-s-handbook-reference-book
    This is a great website for restoration work and I also enlist the work of some Amish furniture makers from time to time. The book that is on the site that is above is a great resource book. I have a ladder back that I'm going to post that I used Sea grass on. http://www.facebook.com/TheSeatWeaversGuild This is a great group of people they are very helpful and willing to share. I would like to see more of your work are you on The collectors weekly?
  10. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    nice piece
  11. James James, 3 years ago
    Thanks. It'll be a lot nicer when I get the time to restore it. I've got so much going on right now. And summers coming the wife will want to go camping. And I'll have more people wanting me to work on their furniture. I can't say no I enjoy doing it and I like all the people I meet.

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