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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 01-02-2010 06:18 PM 3622 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is Rocking Chair #10 for me. It is my 2nd one built using Hal Taylor’s updated design. It is built from black walnut and finished with Deft Danish Oil. It is destined for a gallery out by Rochester, NY.

I used select pieces containing sap wood to create the lighter areas in the seat and some of the contrast between the legs and seat, evidenced in the joint areas.

Thanks for looking.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 07:30 PM

Very, very nice.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 07:32 PM

This is one of those projects that deserves to be professionally photographed to bring out all of the details that you’ve worked so hard to create.
Your wood selection , fit , and finish is beautiful .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 08:03 PM

Sweet looking chair Rich!!!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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Don

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#4 posted 01-02-2010 09:16 PM

Very nice work Rich!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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kine97/Theresa

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#5 posted 01-02-2010 10:16 PM

That is some awesome grain in that lovely rocker!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 11:47 PM

Rich this is another great one…simply beautiful!

I have a few questions… What are the main changes in Hal Taylor’s updated design? What are the main jigs necessary for building?

It’s my goal to make one (or more) of these some day and have looked at Hal’s website a number of times over the past few years, but have never taken the plunge yet to purchase the plans. Seeing this posting is making it real tempting again.

Fantastic job!

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 01-02-2010 11:50 PM

wonderful chair great workmanship and very beautiful wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bent

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#8 posted 01-03-2010 12:07 AM

very nice.

i love the way you used the sapwood in the seat and knot in the backrest, it really adds character to a beautiful piece.

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Hix

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#9 posted 01-03-2010 12:38 AM

Wonderful chair! My true love gave me the plans and templates for Christmas. I hope I can do as well as you did!

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#10 posted 01-03-2010 02:58 AM

Very nice looking chair.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 01-03-2010 04:22 AM

A really nice chair! Thanks for introducing me to Hal Taylor’s work (I think ;). Another project on my list of thngs to do.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 01-03-2010 04:24 AM

WOW, Awesome job , I Maloof style Rockers, the sculpted look

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#13 posted 01-03-2010 06:25 AM

Martin,

I have a detailed blog on building the original Hal design here LJ’s. Main jigs that get built the first time through are:
Router guide jig for cutting the front leg joints in the seat.
Jig for holding the arm blanks as they pass over the table saw blade to carve out the cupping of the arm rest.

For the new design:
The arm holder is different.
There is a jig to hold the adder blocks to the front legs at the correct angle and spacing.
There are also plans for how to do a jig to hold the head-rest as you band-saw the inner and outer curves.

The main design changes are new patterns for the arms, front legs and back legs. There is an adder piece between the top of the front leg and arm rest that wasn’t there before. There is an adder piece that gets glued to the outside of the leg at the arm-rest joint to effect a smoother transition.

Hope this helps.

Thanks all for the kind words.
-Rich

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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#14 posted 01-03-2010 10:40 AM

Is there another way to that site(tried 3 times can’t get it)? Sure would like that info. thanks

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#15 posted 01-03-2010 02:30 PM

Look´s really great! I like your style to make rocking chairs but why you don´t have place for legs like we have here in Finland http://www.keinutuoli.fi/images/keinutuoli.jpg

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