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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 02-18-2016 01:09 PM 1681 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sculpted Rocking Chair – This chair is built from the first Walnut I salvaged, sawmilled, dried and finally worked into this beautiful chair. My teacher was Hal Taylor, who of course designed his chair with influence by Sam Maloof. Ive been influenced by an untold number of wodworkers and designers, thank you all! This is a great chair, fun to build, great to sit in & look at, and built to last generations.

I’ve taken the seat to the next level by vacuum bagging 3 layers together to create the inlayed contrast from some beautiful Curly Maple.

Please visit my website for more pictures – Canadianwoodworks.com

Follow along as I build, Mill and generally have fun woodworking on Instagram - @canadianwoodworks

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com





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swirt

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#1 posted 02-18-2016 01:51 PM

That is quite amazingly beautiful. {I may have just wet myself}

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Canadian Woodworks

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#2 posted 02-18-2016 01:52 PM

HAHA!!!!


That is quite amazingly beautiful. {I may have just wet myself}

- swirt


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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grizzman

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#3 posted 02-18-2016 01:57 PM

a really beautiful chair…but then again all of your work is fantastic…

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

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#4 posted 02-18-2016 02:33 PM

Amazing chair, real outstanding workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Marshall

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#5 posted 02-18-2016 03:06 PM

Hi Paul – Love the chair – excellent craftsmanship. The contrast and the grain is fantastic.

That seat is amazing. I’m a member of Hal’s forum as well, and recently built my first chair. I’d love to try your seat method for my next one. Do you mind sharing your glue up method? How thick did you make the layers?

Thanks!

-- Marshall - http://mcomisar.tumblr.com

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R_Stad

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#6 posted 02-18-2016 03:14 PM

Came out great Paul. The curly maple plays very well with the walnut. Sculpting is outstanding, and I like the reverse curve on the rockers.

-- Rod - Oregon

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Andre

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#7 posted 02-18-2016 03:22 PM

That is one beautiful chair! Something about rockers that I love!!!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#8 posted 02-18-2016 04:07 PM

Thanks Grizzman, your cheque is in the mail


a really beautiful chair…but then again all of your work is fantastic…

- grizzman


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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Canadian Woodworks

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#9 posted 02-18-2016 04:09 PM

So I did the glue up in a vacuum bag, the layers are 1/2’’ on bottom, 1 to 1 1/4’’ center and 1/4’’ on top.

I have done the glue up using bent cauls, but the vacuum bag is key, the glue up is killer!


Hi Paul – Love the chair – excellent craftsmanship. The contrast and the grain is fantastic.

That seat is amazing. I m a member of Hal s forum as well, and recently built my first chair. I d love to try your seat method for my next one. Do you mind sharing your glue up method? How thick did you make the layers?

Thanks!

- Marshall


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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Scott Landry

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#10 posted 02-18-2016 04:13 PM

Damn! That’s awesome. I sat in one of those ate the St Louis Woodworking show this weekend and fell in love with the design. Yours looks so nice with the contrasting woods. I will definitely try to copy it some day. Very very nice work!

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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bondogaposis

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#11 posted 02-18-2016 05:43 PM

Really outstanding work, masterful.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Rickterscale

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#12 posted 02-18-2016 05:57 PM

Before seeing who posted this, I looked at the pics and said to myself, he must have taken a class from the Canadian woodworks guy. You’re style is very distinctive. Looks great as always!

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Canadian Woodworks

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#13 posted 02-18-2016 06:03 PM

They are so comfortable! Also thought I’d mention we have template sets available for most of the designs we build. Shoot me an e-mail if interested info@canadianwoodworks.com


Damn! That s awesome. I sat in one of those ate the St Louis Woodworking show this weekend and fell in love with the design. Yours looks so nice with the contrasting woods. I will definitely try to copy it some day. Very very nice work!

- Scott Landry


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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Canadian Woodworks

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#14 posted 02-18-2016 06:04 PM

LOL thanks!


Before seeing who posted this, I looked at the pics and said to myself, he must have taken a class from the Canadian woodworks guy. You re style is very distinctive. Looks great as always!

- Rickterscale


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#15 posted 02-18-2016 06:37 PM

Beautiful! A real work of art! Love the curly maple and how it goes with the walnut.

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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