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A MORRIS ROCKING CHAIR FOR MY GRANDSON AND DAUGHTER

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Project by a1Jim posted 1019 days ago 4309 views 4 times favorited 67 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi friends

It’s been a long time since I posted a project. I’m pleased to get this Morris chair completed and posted. This project is a chair that my daughter (daughter-in-law) requested when she found that she was expecting her first baby. This was a few months ago and she was looking forward to a special, handmade chair that she could rock her baby in. The baby was due on November 11th and I completed the chair on the 10th! Only problem was that our little grandson was born two weeks early. We are so blessed with six grandchildren and two of them born this year and only a couple months apart. This most recent grandson, who precipitated the building of this rocking chair is Joe’s son, my son, who had the appendix problem last year, and my other grandson who was born two months ago, is my eldest son’s and his wonderful wife’s newest child. This Morris rocking chair is my version of a Morris, so it’s not dead-on accurate as an authentic reproduction. This was built to my sweet daughters specifications. My wife and I get the pleasure of delivering the chair tomorrow. I love to make furniture for the ones I love.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1019 days ago

Here are my two grandsons born this year

Born September. 2011

Born October 2011

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1019 days ago

Jiim nice work and congrats to you and your family! ever enough Grandchildren…. Great looking rocker.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Loucarb

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#3 posted 1019 days ago

Great job grandpa. I’m sure it will be treasured for years to come.

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 1019 days ago

That is absolutely beautiful. Very nice.

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Brat700

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#5 posted 1019 days ago

Great to build something for the family, it is really nice and looks like a lot of hard work. Now you have tow more woodworks to train in the future

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douginaz

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#6 posted 1019 days ago

Great Job Jim! It looks more than comfortable, congrats on the new grandbabies. What a joy to see your offspring having offspring :)
Later,
Doug

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OregonBurls

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#7 posted 1019 days ago

Yahoo!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1019 days ago

Thanks everyone I enjoyed the build and of course our two new additions to the family.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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sandhill

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#9 posted 1019 days ago

What a peanut! So cute at that age. Nice job on the chair Jim.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 1019 days ago

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Two Grandsons 1 month apart… Nice looking boys!

Nice chair too…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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WildhorseAnnie

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#11 posted 1019 days ago

You cute little chair maker, you :) Yeah, they are the two cutest babies of all time!

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 1019 days ago

Excellent work Jim-BUD. The dark finish is awesome

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rrdesigns

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#13 posted 1019 days ago

Congrats Jim and a job well done on the rocker. Do the two new additions live close enough to enjoy each others company (and yours) as they grow? That would be a double bonanza.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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CaptainSkully

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#14 posted 1019 days ago

Very nice! How did you finish it?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 1019 days ago

Thanks again gang . The cute guys why out shine the chair,but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Better watch out wildhorse people will talk…even though your my wonderful wife.

Hey Beth
The closest grandson lives about an hour away but the other little guys is 1000 miles away,I wish they could be close buddies but it’s not in the cards right now.

Captain I used General finishes water base dye stains and General Finishes PolyAcrylic satin top coat.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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