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This chair design relies very much on shaping to lighten the chair’s appearance, both physically and visually, and to give it the graceful look and proportions Paul was aiming for. To achieve this, he included arching and leg shaping to change the more clunky and blocky appearance into the refined shape all great chair designs strive to achieve, yet without compromising the structural integrity of the chair in any way. The shaping comes mainly with a primary cut from the bandsaw, followed by successive refinements using the spokeshaving and bench plane; planing to develop the various chamfers, bevels, and curves.