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Project by bkap posted 06-19-2017 01:56 AM 1743 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This rocker is one of my favorites; it is made of Argentine Mesquite with a natural edge ‘Headrest’ a ‘Ranch’ front leg with accents of Ivory, ebony and Tiger Maple. It has a companion rocker ‘Queen Lenore’ made of the same woods; both went to the same customer along with one more.

Thats me in my shop getting too old to due much more.

Still have Free Text on how to build these rockers, just let me know.

-- Rocking Chair Guy





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 01:58 AM

Love your work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 02:48 AM

Wow! Hat’s off to you! Outstanding beauty!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Rich

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 02:59 AM

That’s beautiful. It’s so nice to see the work of a real master.

I’ve started reading a little about chair making. What is your opinion about working with green wood? It seemed strange to me, but the concept of not creating undulating grain patterns by splitting versus sawing makes sense.

I don’t know if I’ll ever get ready to tackle even a simple chair, and even if I did, it sure wouldn’t come out as nice as yours.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 06-19-2017 04:50 AM

Absolutely stunning!

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#5 posted 06-19-2017 09:46 AM

Bravo !!! what a beautiful chair and the choice of wood speaks by itself.
When I’m in my shop, the time stops, so for getting older don’t apply to me, neither to anybody in our group
Keep on making sawdust, you are doing it very well.

-- andrek

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#6 posted 06-19-2017 11:06 AM

I recently got the notes and templates for his chairs. They are well written and comprehensive. I also watched the videos. I am really thinking about trying to make a rocking chair. I wish he was still giving the class as I would sign up immediately.

Based on the notes and videos, I think that I should be able to make a rocking chair. I am certain that it would be a great adventure. I am thinking that I would do a practice one out of a cheaper wood like poplar to just learn the basics and if successful, make one out of a more expensive hardwood.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 06-19-2017 12:30 PM

This is such a beautiful rocker and displays beautiful design and wonderful workmanship.

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

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

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#8 posted 06-19-2017 12:37 PM

That’s a fine looking rocker.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 06-19-2017 05:17 PM

Beautiful as always, keep up the good work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 06-19-2017 08:55 PM

How do I get the free text instructions? I looked on your website and did not see them there. Also I could not get the free videos to play. I would love to learn how to make one of these rockers.

Thanks,

John

-- Leafherder

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htl

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#11 posted 06-19-2017 09:24 PM

Nicely done and looks like I could stay in it all day with now problems.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#12 posted 06-19-2017 10:00 PM

Fantastic work. We have similar wood taste !

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

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#13 posted 06-19-2017 10:21 PM

Artistry in wood, beautiful rockers.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Pointer

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#14 posted 06-19-2017 10:25 PM

Very nice. Only in my dreams could I match your skills.

-- Joe - - There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.

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builtinbkyn

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#15 posted 06-19-2017 10:25 PM

Bill I’ve read thru the notes and looked over the plans. One day I actually put them to use. Hopefully that’s not too far off into the future. You’re leaving a legacy with your work and your knowledge. Thanks for sharing them both.

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

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