I spent three days at Snow College to attend a class taught by Cris Gochner. We constructed this chair, all with hand tools in those three days. In the picture above, you can see the hand cut dovetails that are angled at 9 Deg. The seat to the left is made by hand hewing from a piece that is 1 1/8" in thickness. The seat slopes from the back to the front 1 1/8" to about 5/8". The legs are oval in shape as are the rungs. The legs are splayed 4 deg. to the front and 12 deg. to the right and left. The back leg is 20deg to the rear. It may look awkward, but it actually is quite comfortable. For more about the designer who passed away in 2004 go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tage_Frid
My common name is McKay Sleight. Moku means wood, saku means to make, and sensei is teacher. I taught woodworking for 31 years. I retired in May of 2010. Before teaching, I worked as a mortician, insulation installer and coca cola delivery. I lived in Japan for 2 years and still speak a little after 40 years. I received my masters of education degree in 1984. I have six children, the oldest of which is a Doctor of Nurse practitioner. The second is an amazing young mom that works with handicapped adults. # 3 graduated in radiation technology and has an amazing wife that will put up with him. #4 has one little girl and a cute little boy. #5 is working at two jobs and is going to school for EMT and firefighting. #6 is married, and graduated in 2011 as a med. assistant. She loves her job.