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Project by scott shangraw posted 12-29-2007 07:23 AM 4129 views 20 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across this picture and realized that I had never posted it here before.This was my first Rocking chair that I ever made about 4 years ago.The wood is figured Bubinga. It was a very hard wood to work with, especially on my first rocker.

See other rockers:

Cherry Burl rocker http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2353
Cherry Burl rocker http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2420
Black Limba rocker http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1536
Walnut rocking chair http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7294
Walnut rocking chair http://lumberjocks.com/projects/5795

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com





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Joey

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#1 posted 12-29-2007 07:27 AM

that chair is beautiful, that is my goal, to make a rocking chair of my own design and have be something that someone appreciates for the beauty and functunality. good job

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 12-29-2007 07:37 AM

Great work for a first, or any number that follows. What would you say was the most important thing you learned from this project?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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scott shangraw

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#3 posted 12-29-2007 07:40 AM

To make templates first.I was asked to remake this chair again and had to scratch my head a while.Now I always do templates of new designs and most of the time even a mock up prototype to work the kinks out before jumping into the high $$ wood.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 12-29-2007 07:51 AM

that’s some real eye candy !

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

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#5 posted 12-29-2007 08:17 AM

Suhweet!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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mot

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#6 posted 12-29-2007 08:27 AM

Really nice, Scott. Good tip on the templates!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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rikkor

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#7 posted 12-29-2007 11:02 AM

That is a beautiful rocker. I love the figured grain.

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Critterman

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#8 posted 12-29-2007 01:01 PM

Wow, sweat lines, I love the shapes and the figure in the wood gives it even more interest and style. And a “first” Wow. Great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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rjack

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#9 posted 12-29-2007 03:02 PM

Beautiful! I would really like to know how you build a chair like this! How is the wood shaped and how are the joints attached?

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 12-29-2007 03:08 PM

Wow, Scott, that is great work. I like the knobby knees impression on the front. The bubinga is really wonderful.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dadoo

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#11 posted 12-29-2007 04:49 PM

I think you’ve found your calling in life there, Scott! This is really nice.

I’ve seen a design like this before and found the catalog to refer others to it. It’s something I’ve always wanted to build for the missus. The catalog shows a David Wakefield design that matches this one. It’s the American Furniture Design Co. catalog’s plan #120. Their website is: www.americanfurnituredsgn.com for you guys who want to check this further.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 12-29-2007 05:03 PM

checked out the link DADO... thanks

Super website. Never thought anything like it existed.

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

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gene

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#13 posted 12-29-2007 05:07 PM

Truly a beautiful rocker. I really like the flowing and clean lines. I know it was work (and thought) intensive to build. Great job!
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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scott shangraw

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#14 posted 12-29-2007 05:34 PM

They teach this chair at a woodworking school called the American Sycamore retreat in Indianpolis .This is were I first saw that chair when I visited the school.I think Del Cover was the orginal designer

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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#15 posted 12-29-2007 05:34 PM

Mannnn….That is one beautiful rocking chair.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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