Sculpted Rocker

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Project by HenryH posted 09-14-2009 11:02 PM 3036 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sculpted rocker made of Cherry.
I know there are quite a few similar rockers posted using plans from Hal Taylor. Here’s my shot at one. I used two sequential slabs of very wide cherry. (picture) The only thing I changed from the plan is the arm design. I made mine a little more round to suit me.
Total time was 6 months 23 days. About 80 to 100 hours total.
It was a great learning experience and I will probably make another.

-- HenryH - PA

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 11:13 PM

Wow, you got some serious skills!

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 11:29 PM

Awesome job Henry, fantastic craftsmanship!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 11:34 PM

From slab to art a beautiful chair!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 11:41 PM

Beautiful chair, I really like the curves.
Good work

-- - Marco

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 11:47 PM

Nice craftmanship. It is a great display of workmanship.

-- Ed, Raleigh, NC

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#6 posted 09-14-2009 11:53 PM

Wow is right!! Beautiful Rocker, Henry. A work of Art…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 09-15-2009 12:05 AM

Very nice. I have been wanting to try my hand at one of these for some time now. It will probably take me three times as long to finish.

Great Job!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#8 posted 09-15-2009 12:18 AM

ONE HECK OF A BEAUTIFUL CHAIR. After seeing this I’ll scard to post any thing.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#9 posted 09-15-2009 12:19 AM

That is one gorgeous art piece. I can only imagine the sense of satisfaction you have when you look at and touch it each time.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#10 posted 09-15-2009 01:15 AM

Henry you did a magnificent job!
Thanks for posting it!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 09-15-2009 01:44 AM

Be proud be very proud most excellent chairs Henry.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 09-15-2009 01:44 AM

yea henry …very nice job….i dont care how many times you see one of these type of chairs…you have to have the skill and patience’s to do one of these… my hat is off to you..this is no small feat…you can be proud that you have entered the club of chair makers…..not to many around..grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 09-15-2009 01:48 AM

Henry, it came out fantastic

Beautiful work, the cherry looks wonderful!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#14 posted 09-15-2009 04:09 AM

Beautifu rocker Henry. Very impressive. Can you share the source of the Hal Taylor plans

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

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#15 posted 09-15-2009 04:50 AM

Very nice awesome chair.

-- David '65

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