Small Rocking Chair

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Project by branch posted 06-08-2011 07:11 PM 1444 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi fellow LJ

here is a few pictures of a child’s rocking char that I made a while back. I finally got around to sharing it with you I did a blog on it when i was making it. ( ) it was the first rocker that I made, I had a lot of fun making it. I made a few mistakes but learned a lot. The chair is not perfect, it has a few things not just quite right but my sister Jo liked it so i give it to her. Jo gave it to her granddaughter for her first birthday. The timber is maughney finished with 10 coats of tung oil.

Unfortuntately I am going to be out of the workshop for a while. I was back in hospital there for a week to have a hernia removed. It was in my gut straight through the belly button. All went went thank goodness. I had 38 staples and 15 stiches, the wound is about 6 inches long. I got the staples and stiches out there yesterday and I am well on the road of recovery. I am hoping to be back in the workshop in full swing in three months or so. So I will be posting a lot of things that I have made in the past until I get back to making new stuff.


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#1 posted 06-08-2011 07:15 PM

all’s well
that end’s well

nice looking rocker

and i bet the grandniece loves it

a family heirloom for sure

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-08-2011 08:49 PM

Sorry to heart that you had a problem, but so glad you are on the mend!! ;)

What a delightful and beautiful rocker for your sisters granddaughter!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 06-08-2011 11:59 PM

Very nice.

-- If I had more money, I'd have more tools

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 01:20 AM

Nice chair Branch, all the best for a quick recovery.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 01:37 AM

Jo’s granddaughter is going to love that rocker for a long time to come. Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 04:53 AM

Hugo, I´m glad to hear you´re on you way now.

38 staples and 15 stiches !! Did you mention CA glue to the surgeon? :-)

I missed that previous blog on the chair. I will look into it. Kind of inspiring.

Nice chair. Looks great. As Davis said, a family heirloom.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#7 posted 06-09-2011 10:52 AM

Nice chair Branch! Were the staples put in by a gun?!! Glad to here you are getting better.
You can’t keep an old dog down!

-- Jamsie

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#8 posted 06-09-2011 02:21 PM

hi thanks for all the good wishes i am getting stronger every day
ferandoindia the surgeon s where a little sticky about health and safety no glue aloud in confined space’s the where concerned that i might get to attached to the glue if the used it
jamsie yes the used a gun to put in the stables


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#9 posted 06-09-2011 04:20 PM

Very nice little chair. Being laid up is not fun, but you can use the time to plan all those new projects that
you want to make once you get back in the shop. Sounds like the worst of it is behind you now except
for the impatient waiting, hope you get back in the shop soon, but do not rush things.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 12:54 AM

Wow, this is a terrific rocker. Great job on this. I surely am inspired to do this one day in the future…great woodcrafting! Be well friend, soon you will be back at it! CHEERS and thank you for the comments on the lathe!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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