Grandchildren's Christmas 2010 #1: Emily's rocker

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 12-28-2010 08:45 PM 1002 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First, a warning. For some reason this year the kids got into the dressup clothes and so a lot of the pictures in this series show people, tall and short, with some adornment, sometimes bizarre.


Fourteen months old, barely toddling. I decided on a rocker, and in the construction two things unfolded: It became an exercise in materials-at-hand which translated to a nice tour of some hardwoods, and (2) it didn’t have a farm animal head (rejected early on) or a nice modern bobsleddy shape. It became, in retrospect, a grandpa self portrait.

Species: quartersawn red oak, big leaf maple, walnut, eastern hard rock maple, birch, fir and alder.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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