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sculpted rocker in spectacular bastogne walnut

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Project by tcarswell posted 02-15-2017 05:20 PM 2695 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I apologize for the picture quality. They really don’t do this walnut justice . The chair was made from three sequential bastogne walnut slabs. I’m super happy with how it came out.

A big thank you to Hal Taylor and ofcourse Sam Maloof.

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)





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#1 posted 02-15-2017 05:27 PM

I like…...

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#2 posted 02-15-2017 05:40 PM

Great job on the chair – man that is some great looking wood too!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 02-15-2017 06:07 PM

beautiful

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#4 posted 02-15-2017 06:21 PM

Nice job. Extremely beautiful wood.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#5 posted 02-15-2017 08:53 PM

Great looking chair, super wood.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 02-15-2017 11:36 PM

That is beautiful. You did a GREAT job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#7 posted 02-16-2017 02:40 AM

Thank you folks ! I will update with some good pictures of it in proper lighting. The pics here were only one coat of oil. The figure is incredible but the wood was a joy to work. I’m fortunate enough to have about 750 bd ft of this walnut in 8/4. They did such a great job kiln drying it properly they are remarkably flat and have very little if any tension etc.

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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#8 posted 02-16-2017 02:57 AM

beautiful rocker!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 02-16-2017 03:09 AM

Very Nice, Great Job!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 02-16-2017 02:41 PM

Fantastic work and beautiful wood!!!

By the way, I am a Carswell and live in Atlanta. Where are you? It is an unusual name and we all seem to be related somehow.

Rufus Carswell
AKA “Planeman”

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#11 posted 02-16-2017 02:44 PM

beautiful! would love to see more close up photos of that gorgeous wood

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#12 posted 02-16-2017 04:52 PM

This is an outstanding rocker and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 02-16-2017 05:17 PM

Beautiful wood, beautiful craftsmanship and a beautiful finish.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#14 posted 02-16-2017 05:49 PM

More pictures please! This is a work of art!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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tcarswell

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#15 posted 02-16-2017 06:01 PM

Thank you folks ! The chair was a valentine’s day gift for my wife and she was thrilled . It took around 150 to 190 hours to make . I will get some updated pictures it has 2 more coats of finish and a coat of natural briwax since the pictures. I will by Friday get some updated close up pictures of the wood and chair in proper lighting. Thank you so much for all the kind words it means a lot to me. I was a long time member of another forum and the negativity turned me off. I’m happy to find an encouraging community here !

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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