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Project by bearkatwood posted 10-23-2015 01:25 AM 1198 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made these Twist Rockers from myrtlewood and maple usually with padauk for an accent wood. They were some of my signature pieces. The backrest is tricky and I use two separate forms to clamp the pieces up at the same time and then fold them into each other to give the backrest a curve. I have had the headrest laser engraved on three of them for either memorials or mementos.

-- Brian Noel





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 10-23-2015 02:06 AM

WOW! Love it! Fantastic beautiful Workmanship! Great design.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 10-23-2015 03:04 AM

Wow – those are amazing. Had to be a tricky build – but they sure came out nicely.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 10-23-2015 03:46 AM

Brian your chairs are in a class by themselves.

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#4 posted 10-23-2015 06:48 AM

Now THAT is a chair!

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#5 posted 10-23-2015 10:28 AM

having made many rockers, I know they aren’t easy…but these are truly unique. thanks for sharing with us

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#6 posted 10-23-2015 11:12 AM

fantastic and unique….Want a plan for or video :)

-- I'm sorry for my English, I am self-taught...found me on twitter as @vividoff

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#7 posted 10-23-2015 11:16 AM

VERY IMPRESSIVE

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

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#8 posted 10-23-2015 12:21 PM

Look very nice and original.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#9 posted 10-23-2015 01:19 PM

Very nice, Brian! Do the back pieces half lap where they intersect? Do they bend sideways? Please tell more. I like the engraving detail and the thoughtfulness behind it. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 10-23-2015 04:39 PM

Yes the back are made of 8 pieces and get mitered into each other.

-- Brian Noel

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#11 posted 10-23-2015 07:11 PM

Gorgeous! Love the design – looks very comfortable. Imagining what one would look like in walnut. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#12 posted 10-23-2015 07:41 PM

Very cool design and a great build too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 10-23-2015 09:02 PM

very cool.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 10-24-2015 12:11 AM

One of the coolest looking chairs I’ve ever seen—thanks for sharing!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 10-24-2015 01:26 AM

Love the design and workmanship, a beautiful and unique piece.

-- Tom D

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