craftsman style rocker

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Project by gmerteng posted 11-18-2009 04:19 PM 2363 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chair i made for my son, they were expecting this first child.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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Wayne Precht

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#1 posted 11-18-2009 04:24 PM

That looks awesome. I haven’t yet gotten the courage to try a rocker yet.

-- --- Wayne.

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 04:29 PM

Very nice job, I’m sure that your son and his family will enjoy it. Is that quarter sawn red oak.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 04:37 PM

It is quarter sawn white oak.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#4 posted 11-18-2009 05:05 PM

Very nice rocker. Love the through tenons on the arms.

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#5 posted 11-18-2009 06:09 PM

Sweet. Through tenons through out.

I really like it. Great for baby rocking.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 11-18-2009 06:18 PM

Looks like an instant classic and family heirloom to me.

Nice Job!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 11-18-2009 06:22 PM

A fine chair with quality wood and a great gift, super job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 11-18-2009 06:30 PM

Magnificent! What finish did you use? For some reason, I think your daughter-in-law will be using it more.

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

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#9 posted 11-18-2009 07:49 PM

The finish is one i got from a sam maloof video, its 1/3 raw tung oil 1/3 danish oil 1/3 gloss varnish. Finished off with a coat of wax.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#10 posted 11-18-2009 08:33 PM

Looks great.

Rock on!

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 11-18-2009 09:16 PM

Awesome! I made the exact same chair for my living room a few years back. Wood magazine plans right? I made mine from Luptus, very heavy wood, and I expanded on the plans a bit. I did through mortise/tenon joinery throughout with split tenons for the added ebony accents.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#12 posted 11-19-2009 12:22 AM

Nice looking rocker.

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#13 posted 12-01-2009 04:12 PM

Hey! first of all great job, it looks great. Secondly, I am taking a wood manufacturing class and have decided to try and build a rocking chair for my final project…this is almost exactly what I was looking for and wondered if you knew where I could find the plans for this??

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#14 posted 03-10-2010 05:17 PM

My neice just became pregnant for her first child. She wants a rocker and swears she won’ have the baby until I build one for her. Time is running out but I can’t find one that is comfortable. Yours looks comfortable and you did a marvelous job on it. Please tell me it’s comfortable and that it would be alright to copy it.

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