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Project by tbone posted 10-26-2009 03:19 AM 1883 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was pleased the way this one turned out. It was my first rocker. It was my first attempt at rush caning. It was my first project as a gift for someone else—my niece’s UT graduation gift. (Hook’em Horns!)
It’s from a book about Gustav Stickley. Quartersawn White Oak. Steam-bent, laminated rockers. Fumed, oiled, and wipe-on poly for the finish.
(She’s rocking her newborn little girl in it right now, and that makes me feel good!

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."





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woody57

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#1 posted 10-26-2009 03:30 AM

You did a good job on this. It is beautiful.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#2 posted 10-26-2009 03:33 AM

Hey T
This looks wonderful great chair.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-26-2009 04:03 AM

WOW! Love the look and the job you did. Witch “book” are you using for your inspiration?

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Vincent Nocito

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#4 posted 10-26-2009 04:17 AM

Very well done and good work on the rush seat. Have you woven a seat before or where did you find the directions?

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#5 posted 10-26-2009 06:30 AM

Your rocker is very, very nice. i especially like the way the rays popped in the QSWO.

Thanks for posting

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tbone

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#6 posted 10-26-2009 03:38 PM

To Jerome: The book is called `The Furniture of Gustav Stickley” by Bavaro and Mossman

To Vincent: No, I have never woven anything before—and there’s room for improvement there. I found the directions at the public library.

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

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#7 posted 10-26-2009 05:31 PM

Magnificent! Instant heirloom. I love “firsts”. I can’t wait to see your other stuff. BTW, we moved to San Francisco from Austin a year and a half ago.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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CaptainSkully

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#8 posted 10-26-2009 05:56 PM

Quick question: you mention both steam and lamination for bending the rockers. I usually see one or the other. What caused you to do both, and how did you steam a bent lamination or laminate steam bent layers?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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tbone

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#9 posted 10-26-2009 06:33 PM

Hello, Cap. I steam-bent AND laminated 5/8” material only because it was suggested in the reference book I used. It makes sense to me for two reasons. First, I haven’t had any luck bending material thicker than 1”, and second, it helps minimize ‘springback’ on those rockers and keeps them uniform.
Do you miss Austin? I have a theory that there are only three cities in Texas that have a soul—Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio.
I love the cowboy culture that exists in Fort Worth, that whole “Keep Austin Weird” movement in Austin is great, and the historical aspects of San Antonio make it the closest thing we’ll ever have to a great European city.

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

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#10 posted 10-27-2009 12:43 AM

Absolutely lovely. I’m going to have to add this one to my bucket list. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#11 posted 10-27-2009 03:03 AM

Nice looking chair.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 10-28-2009 12:44 AM

Elegant looking, and comfortable to rock in, I’ll bet!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 10-30-2009 04:22 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. I’m amazon-ing the book right now.

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