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This is a Cherry Ladderback Rocker made in the traditional style. Front legs and rungs are turned on the lathe while the rear legs and slats are steam bent and shaped by hand. It has a woven hickory bark seat, rockers attaching to the legs with pinned bridle joints and finished with oil.

-- Doug Roper Chairmaker and Instructor, http://members.cox.net/traditionalwindsors/





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DaddyT

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#1 posted 1655 days ago

OOOOOHHHHHH!!!! Thats PURDY!!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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branch

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#2 posted 1655 days ago

great looking rocker love the design nice bit off craftsmanship keep them coming

branch ok

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1655 days ago

Very well done it has those wonderful classic lines

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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crosseyedcarver

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#4 posted 1655 days ago

Really beautiful work! Is this the same kind Mel Gibson was trying to make in the movie the Patriot?

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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Chrmakr

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#5 posted 1655 days ago

Thank you all for the kind words.

Tim – If I recall correctly, the chair Mel Gibson was attempting was a sack-back rocker. It’s a good chair, however I prefer the comb-back for its comfort and pleasing aesthetic. If you click on the link to my web pages you can see one of the rockers I make in the windsor form.

-- Doug Roper Chairmaker and Instructor, http://members.cox.net/traditionalwindsors/

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lew

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#6 posted 1655 days ago

This has a lot of the characteristics of a Stottlemeyer Rocker. They are very popular in our area.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mafe

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#7 posted 1655 days ago

Just a big ‘bravo’ it’s a beautiful chair. I’m really impressed, and now I know what I will be training for!
This will be my project in some years, then I can sit after and smoke my pipe in some deep wood thoughts.
Like you bended the wood, I bed my back, and take of my hat.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mcchairs

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#8 posted 1654 days ago

I love it , it looks very comfortable , where can I get the detail to build one some time ? , thanks .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? . mcchairs@tpg.com.au

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jsquared

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#9 posted 1654 days ago

That is a beautiful piece of work. Should I assume that you are familiar with Brian Boggs? He makes ladder back chairs of a similar style and is located in KY. There are also some really nice pieces on your website too. Thanks for sharing. I have read about steam bending and am fascinated by how it is actually done. Perhaps I should read some. There is so much to read and do but my real job interferes. Did I mention it is a really good looking chair?

-- Jsquared, Texas

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Karson

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#10 posted 1636 days ago

Very nice rocker. The weaving looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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