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Rocking Chair Summer Camp with Bill Kappel #6: last day in Utah..

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Blog entry by motthunter posted 07-19-2008 10:07 PM 1367 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: day 5 and only 1/2 day to go tomorrow Part 6 of Rocking Chair Summer Camp with Bill Kappel series Part 7: Long overdue chair update »

Well, I am in Salt Lake city and in the morning I fly home. I got on the net here at my hotel so I figured I would post my pice from my last day. I was able to start to fit my rails to the legs and do a bit of sculpting. I still have many hours of work to do when I get home before my chair is a chair, but you can see from the pics how far I got in a week.


starting to fit the leg


leg is doweled into place and ready for sculpting


front is marked


back is marked


begin front sculpting


begin back sculpting


how far I got before I took it all apart and boxed it up for my trip home.

Bye for now

-- making sawdust....



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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 07-19-2008 11:31 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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gizmodyne

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#2 posted 07-20-2008 05:41 AM

Great post. Makes me realize once again, Maloof is a genius.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 07-20-2008 05:42 AM

I hope you find time to finish it soon; I know how life gets in the way of projects some time. Good luck.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 07-20-2008 04:30 PM

I’ve really enjoyed your blog and appreciate the time you’ve taken to share your experience with us. Mark is right, life seems to get in the way of finishing course-made projects once you get home. Let us see how you make out.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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Max

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#5 posted 07-24-2008 12:17 AM

Mott,

This has been a wonderful post to follow along with your adventure in the making of this rocking chair. I will be awaiting more posts with the process of your finishing when you arrive home. As I stated in an earlier comment, I am going to try and take a class with Bill in the near future. Thank you for posting this blog.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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motthunter

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#6 posted 07-24-2008 12:39 AM

Max, Thanks for your kind remarks. I highly recommend classes with Bill. He is a great guy and really known what he is doing and more importantly, how to teach it. I know that he offers 4 days group seminars or you can save up for a one on one like I took. The class took my skills to whole new level.

-- making sawdust....

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teenagewoodworker

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#7 posted 07-26-2008 08:58 PM

cool! this is coming along great! i am really anticipating the final product

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#8 posted 08-03-2008 11:01 AM

superb photograph and very beautiful work

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daveintexas

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#9 posted 08-25-2008 05:37 AM

Great stuff, chairs are fun.
How did you like working with mesquite?
How long till you think you will finish ??

Thanks for posting

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motthunter

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#10 posted 08-25-2008 12:09 PM

Mesquite is really hard stuff and very dusty. THe grain is short so it can be brittle. It really shapes nicely with the proper grinder.

Since I am renovating my shop, I most likely wont have time to finish the chair until early in 2009.

-- making sawdust....

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Branlon

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#11 posted 11-25-2008 06:44 PM

Just checkin’ up on your chair progress… The grain in your back legs looks really unique and should stand-out nicely when finished.

-- Branlon, Board Director, South Central Indiana

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motthunter

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#12 posted 11-25-2008 06:46 PM

Brandon,

work is coming slowly. I have had to travel for work and I am renovating my shop. I hope to have time to work on it over the holidays. When I have more done, I will post more. thanks

-- making sawdust....

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#13 posted 11-25-2008 07:25 PM

Looks good so far.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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