My name is Gerard van der Ende. Most of my working life (the last 25 years), I have been a joiner/cabinet maker. Chair making may well come under the same umbrella but it is a highly specialized form of cabinet making. Especially the making of Windsor chairs requires very different techniques from the techniques that I would normally employ in cabinet making. The tools are also very different. Even for hand-made cabinets the components are usually made by electrically powered equipment. In contrast, the Windsor chair construction requires mastery of a wide range of specialized hand-tools.

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