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Project by DaveGlx posted 05-06-2014 06:23 AM 3310 views 25 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just couldn’t resist an offer of pile of ¼” plywood sheets.

Following James Cole brilliant design I created a stack lamination rocker using jigsaw, all sort of sanders and lots of glue (¾ gallon).

This was an interesting journey. I was discovering qualities of the plywood I never noticed before creating a 3D object out of 2D sheets.

Mucking around with the chair left me lots of of cuts and some insights. I then decided to design my own furniture using stack lamination. This is how the oval coffee table came about.

From the table of cuts a sticky tape dispenser was born :)

Main disadvantage – of cuts are no good for firewood :(

-- Dave -

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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 05-06-2014 07:57 AM

What a project, Dave ! It worths every minute of creating it.I don’t hide that this idea was in mind for long long time but I knew the effort it needed it in addition to the time it may consumed. Nice design as well. CONGRATULATIONS. I like all of them in particular the chair.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 05-06-2014 08:28 AM

Very impressive work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-06-2014 09:57 AM

Absolutely beautiful. You can’t take you eyes off them and you can’t focus. Your eyes just keep jumping from one detail/curve to another.


-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-06-2014 11:40 AM

OUTSTANDING, Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are a very fine sculptor,sir!!!!!!
Those pieces are just super!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you carve with a 4 1/2” grinder??

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 01:00 PM

Very, very cool. Really gets the imagination going.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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Kaleb the Swede

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#6 posted 05-06-2014 01:04 PM

This is really really amazing. Thanks for sharing this

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Roman Hrytsak

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#7 posted 05-06-2014 01:47 PM

Well done Dave. I like the free style! It’s a one-of-a-kind!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#8 posted 05-06-2014 01:58 PM

Thanks guys for your kind words.

Sam, the original plan use 3/4 ” sheets so I have to cut and glue x3 and alternate grain direction between pieces. All in all about 100 hours on the chair. I believe there is much more work in some of you segments works. PM me before you start :)

Jim, Yes I used 4 1/2” sanding disks on the angle grinder. I also use a belt sander, palm belt sander, orbital sander and sanding cylinders.

-- Dave -

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#9 posted 05-06-2014 03:14 PM

wow that is a cool rocker. It looks great and is so very interesting and unique.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 05-06-2014 04:21 PM

Excellent! Very soon I will begin something like that. Thank you.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#11 posted 05-06-2014 05:14 PM

A beautiful piece of work you have a Great design and super workman ship. Thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 05-06-2014 05:26 PM

All I can say is WOW!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#13 posted 05-06-2014 05:36 PM

Hello Dave

A very sweet design and I suppose a lot of dust !!!

Very impressive work
I love it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#14 posted 05-06-2014 05:57 PM

I like the chair, very cool looking and comfortable design too. Wow, thats a lot of work, but opens up many avanues of design.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#15 posted 05-06-2014 06:24 PM

Truly amazing talent that shows up in every piece!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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