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Location: Ephraim, Utah
Website: Kappelusa.com

Working wood for over 60 yrs., doing projects of all varieties from clocks and tables to spoons and vases. These past years I have found that making rocking chairs gives me the most pleasure and that is all I do now just rocking chairs to my wife’s chagrin.

The icon picture is of my Flagship rocking chair with molded glass made in my kiln and inset into the Headrest. Accents of Ivory, burled Mesquite and curly Bastogne walnut are used with the Claro walnut body.

The blog picture shows part of a new style rocker, I call the ‘Hawaiian Classic”, made using genuine Hawaiian curly flame Koa. The Back-slats are shaped to represent leafs and the whole rocker has a more organic style.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-15-2007 01:42 AM

Hi, Its good to see another Sacramento LumberJock. I’ll keep my eyes out for your posts.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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bkap

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#2 posted 04-16-2007 04:13 AM

Well Sacramento for this week. After 50 years in Sac. I have moved my shop to Utah and will finish my move by the end of this week. We always have the net. to communicate.

Try my free instructions on how to build a custom rocker. Just go to my web site at kappelusa.com and give me the code number you are interested in.

Bill Kappel

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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WayneC

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#3 posted 04-16-2007 04:27 AM

Now that I have seen your web site, I’m sorry to see that your moving out of town. Your work is amazing. I will certinly keep up with what your working on.

Thanks for the offer of a free plan, but I think it will be a while before I am ready to attempt something of this scale and complexity.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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bkap

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#4 posted 04-16-2007 11:53 PM

Fair oaks has been nice, time for a change. Wayne you could make a rocker it is not that hard. Thanks for the kind words.

Bill Kappel

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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WayneC

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#5 posted 04-17-2007 04:33 AM

Your welcome Bill. Good luck in Utah. I hope the move lives up to your expectations. I’ll think about making a chair one of these days.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 04-17-2007 04:29 PM

Welcome Bill.

-- Mark

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oscorner

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#7 posted 05-12-2007 11:33 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking. Great looking chairs.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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bkap

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#8 posted 05-17-2007 02:51 AM

After 50 + years woodworking, rocking chairs is all I do now. You can see some of them on my web site at www.kappelusa.com. No need to post pictures on this site.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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WayneC

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#9 posted 05-17-2007 03:05 AM

Hey Bill, how are things going after the move?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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PanamaJack

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#10 posted 05-17-2007 06:37 AM

Welcome to the one and only LumberJocks bkap. We are glad you have come to join us. Enjoy.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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bkap

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#11 posted 05-18-2007 01:47 AM

PanamaJack, I am glad too.

Wayne, the move took more energy than I though it would. Organizing my shop is taking more time than I thought. I love the area so all in all thing are good.

I am anxious to start making rockers again. I also have students coming for lessons so this year is a busy one.

Thanks to all you Lumberjocks for asking.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 05-19-2007 03:10 PM

gorgeous rockers—and the glass… WOW.

I have 3 antique rockers in my basement waiting to be fixed… and waiting, and waiting, and waiting. I can’t even tackle “fixing” let alone building one from scratch.

Amazing creations.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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bkap

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#13 posted 05-20-2007 05:33 AM

Thank you Debbie for the …WOW.

Debbie, why not send for my free instructions on how to build a custom rocker? If you are a woodworker you too can build a rocker. Just follow the instructions and you can’t fail.

Go to my web site at www.kappelusa.com and ask for the code # you are interested in.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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bkap

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#14 posted 01-12-2008 06:35 PM

I have been busy with two moves this last year as well as making custom work. After 45 years in one place I now live in Utah, it is great. This is the first time to live in the snow, I am learning a lot about the stuff.

If any of you woodworkers want FREE instructions on how to build a custom rocker similar to the SM style go to my web site at www.kappelusa.com. Click on the left side of the opening page and choose a code # to email me. I will send over 40 page of free info with all the good stuff like pictures, jigs, shop secrets etc. The code # alerts me to serious woodworking subjects not just junk mail.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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moshel

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#15 posted 02-28-2009 04:17 AM

Hi,

I tried emailing you the code number but did not get anything back. maybe I misunderstood what to send. I just sent code #888 in the subject. what did I do wrong?

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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