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sculpted black walnut Rocker (hal taylor design )

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Project by tcarswell posted 05-02-2017 12:06 AM 2082 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another rocker I made. This was a retirement gift for my father. His favorite wood Is black walnut and I couldn’t disagree walnut is my favorite too . There’s a special bastogne walnut Rocker I made in my projects list . I had two perfect planks Of 8/4 thick walnut that were 13 inches wide by 10 feet long. They had literally a 2 by 12 inch strip of sapwood on one side and we’re otherwise perfect.
He was so happy he cried which I can’t recall happening previously so I’d call it a success. Finish is a home made wiping varnish. Chair sanded to 1000 grit abralon

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple) It's time to move past cultural Marxism. 120 million bodies is more than enough to learn that lesson .





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ArtMann

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#1 posted 05-02-2017 12:59 AM

Cell phone photography strikes again!

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#2 posted 05-02-2017 02:20 AM

So true. Sorry I really gotta start marking my work and photographing it with a real camera.

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple) It's time to move past cultural Marxism. 120 million bodies is more than enough to learn that lesson .

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#3 posted 05-02-2017 03:34 AM

That a really great looking chair no matter which angle you look at it!

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#4 posted 05-02-2017 11:12 AM

beautiful work.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 05-02-2017 11:59 AM

Great looking chair, sounds like a happy customer.

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

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#6 posted 05-02-2017 04:40 PM

very nice rocker i can see why your dad cried,he truly appreciated the amount of work and love that went into this piece.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 05-02-2017 07:55 PM

beautiful

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#8 posted 05-02-2017 08:17 PM

This is a beautiful rocker and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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tcarswell

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#9 posted 05-02-2017 08:50 PM

Thank you folks ! Next time I’m gonna do a photo shoot with a real camera . I gotta prioritize marking my work and photographing it. I crank out a lot of stuff and have basically cell phone pictures to show for it.

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple) It's time to move past cultural Marxism. 120 million bodies is more than enough to learn that lesson .

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builtinbkyn

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#10 posted 05-02-2017 08:53 PM

Beautiful work and a beautiful response. I’m sure he felt very special at that moment and thought of you in the same sense. It’s a great thing when you can share your talent and love of the craft with another person in your life. Success all the way around!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#11 posted 05-02-2017 09:01 PM

That is a beautiful rocker—that walnut is amazing! No wonder your dad loves it!

(By the way, here’s an upright view of your chair)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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tcarswell

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#12 posted 05-02-2017 09:50 PM

Thank you I uploaded it ! Sites tough on a mobile. I have no excuse for my bad tech skills I’m only 30 :/

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple) It's time to move past cultural Marxism. 120 million bodies is more than enough to learn that lesson .

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#13 posted 05-02-2017 11:41 PM

Awesome chair! Did you follow any plans or design it yourself?

I’m making one starting this week. Any advice?

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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#14 posted 05-03-2017 12:16 AM

very beautiful chair, nice work, bravo, and walnut says everything.

-- andrek

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#15 posted 05-03-2017 06:19 PM



Thank you I uploaded it ! Sites tough on a mobile. I have no excuse for my bad tech skills I m only 30 :/

- tcarswell

Ok, not to hijack your thread, but here’s a quickie tutorial that’ll get photos posted in the correct orientation:

#1: Download the photo(s) onto your laptop

#2: Open with MS Paint

#3: Select the “Rotate” function, then click on “90 degrees to right”

#4: Then Save As (choose new name)

#5: Finally, use the newly saved photo to upload to LJ’s

It actually took longer to explain than it will to perform this procedure. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll always have upright photos!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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