Double rocking chair - The Hand Holder (-:

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 07-28-2010 03:39 PM 1983 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair was built using 2’’ QTD Lacewood with Ebony plugs, it is based off the design of Hal Taylor large but adapted to seat 2 people.

The chair features:

Coopered Headrest
Form fitting flexible back braces
Hand sculpted everything
Hand rubbed oil finish
Bent lamination – rockers and back braces
Seating for 2

I wrote a blog documenting the build process of this chair….... BLOG

Paul Lemiski
Canadian Rocking Chairs

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

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 03:46 PM

That’s gorgeous. I love the details. Thanks for posting.

-- Kate,

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 03:51 PM

Very nice, where did you get the 2” lacewood? I’ve never been able to find any that thick.

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 03:57 PM

what can i say that is one SHARP chair,a great chair for me and my honey.keep up the excellent work

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 06:10 PM

Beautiful! The lacewood with ebony is great.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 06:29 PM

Great project ! The attention to detail is superb! Ready for some Rockin’

Thank you.

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 08:05 PM

Beautiful chair, love it.

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

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 08:07 PM

wow..that is a stunner..I need one of those with room for 4 plans???HAHAHA

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 09:10 PM

Awesome job. You craft a very nice chair. Great commitment to detail.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 01:51 AM

Very nice chair, I love that lacewood!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 07-29-2010 02:31 PM

Very fine tribute to Maloof, he would be proud. The best compliment I could pay you.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Rob W

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#11 posted 07-29-2010 02:57 PM

very nice!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#12 posted 07-29-2010 03:31 PM

Really nice work Paul.

-- Galootish log blog,

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Canadian Woodworks

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#13 posted 07-29-2010 04:59 PM

Burlington Exotics here in Burlington, Ontario, Canada stocks 2’’ QTD Lacewood I think they also have 2’’ leopard wood and actually know the difference

Thanks everyone and Mike i’ve read and watched so many things on Sam that I feel like I know him, but I never had a chance to meet him, in fact I did’t even know he existed until about 1 year ago!!!! Such great inspiration he is, i’m glad he was able to do what he did and teach others his values and work ethiic, it doesn’t feel like he tried to teach it was just part of him, who he was.

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

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#14 posted 08-06-2010 05:22 AM

Excellent Craftsmanship.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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