About that koa rocker

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Project by cathyb posted 08-11-2011 10:32 PM 2371 views 7 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For those of you who read my forum entitled “The truth is stranger than fiction”, this is the koa rocker that my client (or should I say ex-client) wanted me to give her in exchange for her 5 year old rocker. To her I say, “When dockeys fly, babe!”

I like making rockers and this is my most comfortable chair to date. The backrest are a little wide and it fits like a glove. The chair is made of Hawaiian koa with rosewood inlay. I’ll be taking it to a fair next weekend with all the other pieces I am finishing up for that show. Even if I don’t unload all my work, I’ll sure be relaxed and thankful for a well deserved break.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#1 posted 08-11-2011 10:33 PM

Goodness gracious, it’s breathtaking. No, I mean it…I…..

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 10:47 PM

Definitely her loss.
Enjoy the rest.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 10:58 PM

Whoa!!!!! This is a heirloom piece and I can see why your former client wanted a trade, She is hoping against hope that you will submit to a trade for her benefit, after all, she is a customer and thinks that customers are always right! Ha, I hope it will be a cold day in Hades when you give in!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 11:11 PM

Nice work Cathy. Good luck at the fair.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees.

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 11:43 PM

Beautiful work Cathyb, the rocker looks sooooooooo comfortable.

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 11:48 PM

no wonder she wants it, so do i…and you have not made anything for me…so…if i can prove that donkeys do fly, do i just need to send you my address…LOL…....that chair is a gob smack beauty…how about a flying donkey with a pig on his back….lol…..i could only wish i could make a chair like this…thanks for showing us cathy

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 08-12-2011 12:41 AM

Nice work indeed. I doubt this one will last long.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 12:58 AM

This is one “Absolutely beautiful rocker!”....... WOW !

I love Koa and done in a rocker like this, just fantastic…..

Good luck at the fair for sure $$$$$$$

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 08-12-2011 01:10 AM

Thanks for all your encouraging responses. Grizzman, I want to especially thank you for making me laugh! You are a funny guy.
Have a good day everyone.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#10 posted 08-12-2011 03:07 AM

Please let us all know how the show goes.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#11 posted 08-12-2011 03:21 AM

well if i can make ya laugh a little…then thats great…good luck

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 08-12-2011 04:20 AM

I’d trade that for a 5 yr old rocker – if the old one was made of GOLD! That is a fantastic looking piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 08-12-2011 04:58 AM

Beautiful chair! No wonder she was trying to steal it out from under you. Good luck at the show.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#14 posted 08-12-2011 05:07 AM

beautiful work! And you just “whip them out” everyday? :)

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#15 posted 08-12-2011 05:22 AM

Beautiful wood, fantastic construction. I love it!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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