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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 06-21-2010 06:52 PM 1913 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I already have this chair in my projects, but I did’t have totally finished pictures yet.

So here they are finished pictures setup in my “studio ” lol

Customer picked up his chair last week and was very happy, I think he strapped the chair down better then his own kid, J/k kid was safe of course.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 06:56 PM

wonderful work and amazing wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 07:04 PM

Truly stunning piece of work. The day will come when I try one of these…. Wayyyy down the line. If mine comes out half as nice as yours I would be tickled to death….lol

BTW… Out of curiosity whats the average amount of board feet needed to make a masterpiece like that?

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 07:11 PM

Beautifully done!
For some reason, I never imagined lacewood as being “structurally sound” enough to build a rocker out of, thanks for the idea and inspiration!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 07:18 PM

Absolutely fantastic! I never saw one like this made from lacewood.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Canadian Woodworks

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 07:19 PM

I purchase 40 – 45 bdft, you’ll use about 35 so having the extra is good for grain matching, in this case fleck matching.

The wood is strong, i’ve had a buddy of mine who is 300+ rocking to his hearts content

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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richgreer

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#6 posted 06-21-2010 07:32 PM

WOW – I’ve worked with lacewood but on nothing this grand or this beautiful.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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JVallario

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#7 posted 06-21-2010 07:49 PM

Very beautiful work – thanks for sharing

-- John

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HokieMojo

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#8 posted 06-21-2010 09:02 PM

this looks great! I don’t know this for a fact, but it seems that lacewood is strange in that to see the rays best, you want the lumber sawn as far from quartersawn as possible. Have you noticed this, or is my memory failing me?

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Jonathan Szczepanski

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#9 posted 06-21-2010 11:18 PM

Beautiful!

-- Jonathan

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#10 posted 06-21-2010 11:45 PM

first lacewood rocker I ever saw and the best too. truly well done.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Canadian Woodworks

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#11 posted 06-22-2010 12:20 AM

the guys at the wood store said this is quarter sawn lacewood from Brazil

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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Woodenwizard

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#12 posted 06-22-2010 02:55 AM

Super Job! Hope to have the skill to make a rocker some day.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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mtkate

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#13 posted 06-22-2010 03:04 AM

Very nice – I can’t believe you made it in lacewood – I just tried working with it and find it so easy to dent. What did you harden it with?

The pattern along the top of the rocker is great. Well chosen.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#14 posted 06-22-2010 05:50 AM

To me it seems there is much variety in lace wood / leopard wood, what I have seems to be hard but easy to sand and shape

Hal Taylor really pushes cho cho choosing the most pleasing grain pattern, important time is taken during the layout phase.

I’m currently starting a double lacewood rocker!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#15 posted 06-22-2010 10:59 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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