Ambrosia Maple Rocker

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Project by phillip posted 01-06-2015 02:33 AM 2222 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished another rocker from Hal Taylor’s plans. This one is from ambrosia maple. This is my first with book matched back braces. It takes a little extra time, but I think it is worth it.

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 02:47 AM

Well done…a real beauty : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 02:48 AM

Wow, its beautiful Phillip as always!!!!!!!!!! Wish I had just a little of your talent. My daughter is chomping at the bits to come over to your place again so maybe we will get there soon. I’ve come across some hundred plus year old wood from an old house that I’m going to start bring home tomorrow. Some 20 foot long floor joist, and 12 plus inch wide flooring. Just wish it wasn’t so dog gone cold. See ya!!!
You should post some of your other items like the ball thing and the other rockers.

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#3 posted 01-06-2015 02:49 AM

This is great! I’d be curious to know how many hours this took compared to the other Hal Taylor rocker that you made.

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#4 posted 01-06-2015 04:02 AM

WOW so beautiful I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 01-06-2015 04:03 AM


-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 04:31 AM

Thank you all. I didn’t keep up with the time I put into this one, but it was much less than the first one. I built 2 at the same time before this one and the time per chair is considerably less just by saving tool setup time.

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#7 posted 01-06-2015 05:01 AM

beautiful rocker.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 01-06-2015 05:54 AM

What a lovely piece, and I love the wood.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 01-06-2015 01:24 PM

Just beautiful. Only a woodworker would truly appreciate the bookmatched back braces. I love em!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 01-06-2015 01:47 PM

Sweet, nice work!

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#11 posted 01-06-2015 02:04 PM

Nice chair- braces look great.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 01-06-2015 02:49 PM

Congratulations! Well done! Did you use a glue line blade or a jointer for glue joints in the seat and headrest?

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#13 posted 01-06-2015 04:53 PM

Nice chair. It looks like it’s made of one piece of wood – great lines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 01-06-2015 04:56 PM

What a show of craftsmanship! Wow!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#15 posted 01-06-2015 05:30 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! You have nailed this rocker design once again.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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