Sculpted Rocker

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Project by HenryH posted 1772 days ago 2174 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 1772 days ago

Wow, you got some serious skills!

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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Les Hastings

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#2 posted 1772 days ago

Awesome job Henry, fantastic craftsmanship!

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

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#3 posted 1772 days ago

From slab to art a beautiful chair!

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

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#4 posted 1772 days ago

Beautiful chair, I really like the curves.
Good work

-- - Marco

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#5 posted 1772 days ago

Nice craftmanship. It is a great display of workmanship.

-- Ed, Raleigh, NC

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#6 posted 1772 days ago

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 1772 days ago

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 1772 days ago

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 1772 days ago

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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John Gray

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#10 posted 1772 days ago

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

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

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#11 posted 1772 days ago

Be proud be very proud most excellent chairs Henry.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1772 days ago

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 1772 days ago

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 1772 days ago

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 1772 days ago

Very nice awesome chair.

-- David '65

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