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Two Rockers For Two Granddaughters

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Project by stevo_wis posted 05-07-2010 07:17 PM 1567 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks,

I am finally finishing some things up. I finished the rocker from Atlanta last fall with Curtis Buchanan and Pete Pete Galbert. That went to my granddaugher Linnea here in Madison. I had a workshop with our guild and 5 of us built another and I just delivered my second rocker to my granddaughter in Florida. I couldn’t get both girls together at the same time but here they are.
I also have a writing arm and Welsh chair about 99% done. That along with a new lathe, new bench and job has been what I have been up to.

-- Stevo





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BarryW

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#1 posted 05-07-2010 08:35 PM

absolutely excellent…and the chairs are special,too

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 09:38 PM

Beautiful chairs.

It’s too bad they’ll outgrow them soon though.

Maybe the girls will ask for full-sized rockers some day and you can build and deliver those with just as much love?

Keep up the good work!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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jerryo

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 11:00 PM

Beautiful chairs and grandkids too. they look great. I would like to give windsor chair making a try but with limmited lathe skills and no way to bend the wood I guess I have to wait to take a class. I’m always amazed at
how the arms and back are bent with steam. Do you have alot of breakage before one comes out right? Great job
Jerry, Brooklyn, NY

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mafe

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 11:41 PM

Beautiful girls, and the chars too – I guess some one are lucky.
I’m impressed, deeply.

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

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 05-08-2010 02:19 AM

Nice looking set of rockers. You did a great job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Bureaucrat

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#6 posted 05-08-2010 03:19 AM

Hey Steve:
Good looking rockers. Obviously the girls enjoy them. See you at Guild.

-- Gary

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kosta

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#7 posted 05-08-2010 05:36 AM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 05-08-2010 11:27 AM

hi steve: terrificjob..good to see the little gals who will use these too. They look happy. Your chairmaking is proceeding well, and I would like to see the writing arm..I have never made one of those

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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F Dudak

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#9 posted 05-08-2010 08:23 PM

Steve,

Your grandchildren are beautiful!! The best thing about making Windsor chairs is knowing they will be around long after you’re gone. Hopefully, the story about the person who built them and the story behind the build will still be kicking around with the chairs. Great pair of chairs and time well spent!!

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

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ramon

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#10 posted 05-08-2010 09:41 PM

Unas sillas exquisitas y elegantes,hacer los trabajos dobles es algo que a mi me gusta

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mcchairs

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#11 posted 05-13-2010 01:32 PM

Brilliant job , looking forward to seeing the Welsh chair and writing arm , I have made a few Welsh chairs myself , goodluck .

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

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dubsaloon

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#12 posted 01-02-2011 09:15 PM

Seeing the line and reaching the line without ruining it. I see Grace, this is beyond grace your hand touches the wood and gracious curves and stoic columns reach for the sky. Inviting angels to perch. Alas i see them, two in number, both glowing and seeing. Thank you for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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