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Project by Clay Robinson posted 05-03-2011 03:56 PM 1494 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this rocker for our local hospital’s annual auction. It is contructed from quarter-sawn white oak and lacewood. Other than using a bandsaw to rough cut the pieces and an angle grinder to “scoop out” the seat, all the work was done with three different spokeshaves. I really enjoy using my hand tools, which I believe allows me to create a more “sculpted” look. It is finished with a 50/50 mix of tung oil and polyurethane and then sanded up to 1000-grit and polished with paste wax.





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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 04:02 PM

Very nice rocker…beautiful craftsmanship. The hospital auction shouls raise alot of $$$ with it.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 04:06 PM

Great job, beautiful wood selection.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 04:14 PM

Beautiful Chair very nice work

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 04:31 PM

Love the joint in pic 3. Fine chair.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 05:30 PM

Very beautiful homage to Maloof. Lots of work, huh?

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

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 07:45 PM

I love these Maloof style rocker’s, Are the bottom “rockers” bent or just cut out at a curve? very well done!

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Clay Robinson

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 08:05 PM

The rockers are laminations bent over a form

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branch

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#8 posted 05-03-2011 10:52 PM

hi great looking rocker love the wood wight oak is very nice
you did a great job with the build there are a lot of work in making one of those rockers
how long did it take you
i have just finished making a rocker must get some photos and post them my camera is on the blink at the moment thanks for sharing
branch

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#9 posted 05-03-2011 11:45 PM

Great job on your rocker. It really rocks.
The combination is really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 05-04-2011 12:14 AM

Very nice. I like the contrast of the two woods, not too much but still noticable. The finish looks great. I agree that it should fetch a pretty penny at the auction. You should feel good about this project.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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