Rocking Chair

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I built this rocking chair using a LEIGHT FMT MORTISE AND TENNON JIG. I like it because you can micro adjust so you can make the mortise and tennons to within .001 thousandth of an inch. This is now my favorIte jig in the shop. To finish the rocker, I used a transtint golden brown #6002 water based stain and let dry for 24 hours, then applied a gel stain, early american #603, allowing time to dry, then finishing with three coats of a satin varnish, GREG

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#1 posted 06-18-2010 10:32 PM

Very fine job on your chair, very solid and the finish is great too. Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 06-18-2010 10:37 PM

Great chair! I have never made a chair but your chair is now on my to-do list.

-- Gary, Texas

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#3 posted 06-18-2010 10:44 PM

OK Greg, enough practice. You have the concept, now let’s go into production. lol I really like that chair. Just beautiful. Rand

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#4 posted 06-18-2010 10:49 PM

It looks like a fun project. But I’m probably not the only one that wants to know—-are the rockers laminated, steam-bent, or solid stock and cut on a band saw?
Very nice work.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#5 posted 06-18-2010 11:39 PM

NICE chair. Should be around for generations to come. Good looking finish also.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#6 posted 06-18-2010 11:58 PM

Great looking rocker.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#7 posted 06-19-2010 12:47 AM

Great looking rocking chair…or as my son would say…that rocks!

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#8 posted 06-19-2010 12:50 AM

Nicely done

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 06-19-2010 01:09 AM

looks great

-- David '65

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Canadian Woodworks

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#10 posted 06-19-2010 01:17 AM

You picked very nice wood and did a great job finishing

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#11 posted 06-19-2010 04:08 AM

A+ Greg
That’s on my to-do list for sure!
Hope it comes out close to that nice.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#12 posted 06-19-2010 05:44 AM

Nice rocking chair.

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Mary Anne

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#13 posted 06-19-2010 05:47 AM

Good looking chair. I like the design, and your craftsmanship is beautiful.

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Grant Libramento

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#14 posted 06-19-2010 02:17 PM

Nice, solid, inviting, comfortable-looking chair.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#15 posted 06-20-2010 07:44 AM

Now that is a nice chair, that will be around for a long time

-- Norman

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