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Project by RBWoodworker posted 03-25-2009 06:53 AM 2352 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the tiger maple rocker I’m almost finished with..I have another one that I started and a 3rd that I will be starting.. but I thought everyone can get a look at my work in progress..I still have to finish sand this one to 400 grit..steelwool it then burnish it with a rag..then 12 coats of hand rubbed oil finish..I took this with my phones

the 2nd picture is the same rocker but without the rockers on it yet..

-- Randall Child

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#1 posted 03-25-2009 07:05 AM

Excellent construction of SM Rocker. It’s beautiful.
Looking forward to seeing it in oil finish. Good luck with your finishing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 03-25-2009 07:22 AM

Man, that looks comfortable. Beautiful work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 03-25-2009 09:05 AM

Lotsa work ahead! Looks real good so far.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 03-25-2009 09:19 AM

nice one indeed
mine will come sooooon

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#5 posted 03-25-2009 02:29 PM

That really looks good.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#6 posted 03-25-2009 03:05 PM

Looks good.The finish will be the iceing 0n the cake though ,be sure and post

-- Scott NM,

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#7 posted 03-25-2009 04:03 PM

That looks great….. I really want to try it out.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 03-25-2009 05:11 PM

Beautiful well done, Rock on


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 03-25-2009 05:18 PM

The rocker looks wonderful, cant wait to see it with the oill finish on it.

Thanks for posting

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#10 posted 03-25-2009 06:10 PM


-- Chris

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#11 posted 03-25-2009 06:28 PM

Looking fantastic so far. Like the others, will love to see it with the oil on.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 03-25-2009 06:43 PM

She’s a beautiful chair for sure…...........I’m sure our rocked it so how does it feel rocking?

I stopped using steel wool because on occasion the steel fibres get embedded in the wood, and down the road they oxidize and leave little green spots so I have been using the sythetic steel wool


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#13 posted 03-25-2009 07:04 PM

Wow. For a new person on board, you sure have a masterpiece there. You may be new to LJ, but you can’t be new to woodwork. Awesome shaping there. What do you carve with? Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#14 posted 03-26-2009 02:26 AM

Thanks everyone..I use many different files and rasps..I bandsaw out the seat first.. but use a lancelot carver to really scoop it out afterwards..followed by disc sanders and scrapers .. to sculpt the reat..I use nicholsons pattermakers rasps #49 and 50..also use several Aurious rasps too.. one tool that really helps me and i can’t be without is a die grinder with a rotary rasp on it.. it really speeds up the sculpting and I follow up with one of the many files..I also use which is not available anymore is a sandvik file..I have several and really takes out the rasp marks and readies it for sandpaper.. it’s a joy to use and was really sorry Sandvik discontinued them..

-- Randall Child

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#15 posted 03-26-2009 10:47 AM

Sam would be impressed! Gorgeous work RB!

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