Pine Rocking Chair

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Project by bandit571 posted 06-09-2016 07:46 PM 2266 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Pine for this came from a pile of Non-Treated 4×4s. Resawn on the bandsaw, posts were a bit long for my lathe (48”) so a drawknife and a spokeshave did the round work. They also did the front posts so that they would match. A couple store bought dowels. Some were to pin the motise and tenon joints, some were just for rungs

Armrests are held onto the front post with a Walnut wedge into the through mortise and tenon joint.

Right now, there are two coats of Witch’s Brew (Pumpkin Pine??) and there may be a few coats of varnish, later.

Sitting on the back patio, where it will call home. This was the first time I’ve ever made an Adult sized rocking chair, as I don’t usually make chairs of any kind….

Thanks for looking in….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 06-09-2016 08:09 PM

Very well done. Always an inspiration to see it with mostly hand tools. I need to start building mine.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-09-2016 09:08 PM

This is gorgeous!

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#3 posted 06-09-2016 09:10 PM

nice looking rocker bandit how does it sit?

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#4 posted 06-09-2016 09:36 PM

Bandit that rocker came out great, the witches brew did it well,nice joinery too, thats going be hard to beat,
and congratulation s on the Editors Choice

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 06-09-2016 09:40 PM

waiting on the second coat to cure out….then maybe another test ride? It does creak a bit, but then, so do I.

Seat seems to be nice and comfy..may need to build a foot stool of some sort to go with it?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#6 posted 06-09-2016 10:26 PM

Great looking chair, Bandit.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#7 posted 06-09-2016 10:35 PM

Good looking chair Bandit. It sure could live on my porch. Like the color.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#8 posted 06-09-2016 11:24 PM

That’s front pourch nap worthy. (If you have one). Nice how you hand tooled the posts. Color looks nice. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 06-09-2016 11:50 PM

Very impressive build (especially with all the hand tools).

Congrats on the Editors Choice !

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 06-09-2016 11:58 PM

Looks like a nice spot ta sit a spell…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#11 posted 06-10-2016 12:33 AM

Editors Choice, great work Bandit. Now it’s time to sit on the porch and catch flies.:-) Well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#12 posted 06-10-2016 01:09 AM

Great job, Bandit! Congratulations on Editor’s Choice!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 06-10-2016 01:25 AM

Editors choice good job bandit.

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#14 posted 06-10-2016 01:49 AM

Wow Bandit! This is really a great showing of your work. It really has that great character that speaks to your work. Very well done

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#15 posted 06-10-2016 02:33 AM

Mighty Fine looking chair! On my to make list someday.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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