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Project by Don posted 2554 days ago 2116 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wrote about this chair here. My purpose in adding it to my Projects page is that it sort of gets lost in my Blog section.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/





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Karson

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#1 posted 2554 days ago

Is it all finished Don.

Fix the problem?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2554 days ago

So are you happy with it yet?

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Don

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#3 posted 2554 days ago

Nope – not yet. It may simply end up as a chair.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Obi

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#4 posted 2554 days ago

It’s always been a chair

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SteveV

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#5 posted 2554 days ago

Wow … that is beautiful!

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 2554 days ago

Despite the problems Don it’s a beautiful chair. Have you put the new rockers on yet?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Don

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#7 posted 2554 days ago

No, I haven’t put the rockers back on the chair.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dorje

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#8 posted 2554 days ago

Good looking chair – but I’ll have to check out the blog to figure out what you’re talking about!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Timbers

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#9 posted 2554 days ago

Hey Don!

I have just been reading this great story of your rocking chiar!

How many rocking chairs have you made before Don? Aren’t you usually making boxes? If these rockers aren’t right then make new ones. That’s what I would do if I were making a rocking chair. I know I fail all the time. That’s what we humans do. Woodwork, is a learning experiience where we learn from our mistakes. Everybody has something to learn. Why give up? You only truely fail when you give up! What’s really stopping you from continuing to move forward? The only thing to be afraid of is the fear- because fear in this case is probablly something unreasonable. Be good to yourself and enjoy this experience.

This chair is truely a great piece of work!

Alright…. no big deal, I hope that what I have said encourages you!

-Tim

-- Tim Nuanes

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Don

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#10 posted 2554 days ago

Thanks, Tim.

I spent the afternoon in my shop working on the solution to my Rocker. I’ve cut the rocker’s runners free of th legs and made new rocker blocks to move the center of gravity further back. These have been epoxied to the runners. Tomorrow, I will re-attach the runners to the legs. If this solves the problem, then it’s just a matter of re-shaping the blocks so that the legs blend smoothly into the runners.

More tomorrow.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Napaman

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#11 posted 2553 days ago

very cool problem solving…and when you figure it out—-you already have a beautiful chair…nice, as always!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 2553 days ago

Great chair, Don! Thanks for posting it. I confess that I pretty much just look at the posted projects, so I would have missed it.

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

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DocK16

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#13 posted 2553 days ago

Don I’m glad you posted this as a project. I never got to enjoy the last thread but just finished going thru it. there must have been great frustration after all the hours to have the final product turn out less than anticipated. (I have heard that a Maloof style rocker is designed so well that is is supposed to rock for 20 min after a modest push.) The form, fit ,and finish are A+ keep us informed about attempts to correct the function.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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EternalDesign

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#14 posted 2552 days ago

nice work. looks great Don.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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Lar

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#15 posted 2551 days ago

Don,

I would love you to advise me how to advise me how to format portrait formatted photos on this site. They become landscaped, thus cutting off the top and bottom, and then I have reformatted them into landscape to show the whole pic. Obviously, I have given you a neckache, but you have been able to re-format them for others to view without the strain. What is your mojo?

Lar

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