|Project by 2ndLifeWoodworks||posted 01-20-2015 10:30 PM||2289 views||15 times favorited||24 comments|
I suppose I’m a bit new to the scene here @ lumberjocks. I’d like to introduce myself and some of my work. I’m an enthusiastic hobbyist who specializes in making sculpted rocking chairs, drawing heavy influences from Sam Maloof and Hal Taylor. I make my chairs in my very small (~120sq ft) shop, but I’m not going to let size limitations get in the way of my woodworking! I’m sure others can relate to wanting more shop space
I call my chairs (which are a blend of Taylor/maloof styles with some of my own flair) – ‘Handshake Rockers’ for the way the flexible back braces and overall shape of the chair provide firm, strong support: like a good handshake!
This chair is made from some truly exceptional tiger maple with walnut accents. I was able to feature a bookmatched spalting pattern in the back braces that radiates from the center. I’m really happy with how it came out. I will be posting build along pictures on my instagram account http://instagram.com/2ndlifewoodworks
More pictures available http://www.2ndlifewoodworks.com/handshake-rocking-chair-tiger-maple.html
Thanks for looking. And thank you to Sam, Hal, and all the other wonderful woodworkers who have given me inspiration/guidance
-- Joe, Houston TX, http://www.2ndlifewoodworks.com/