Rocking Chair

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Project by JayHawk75 posted 11-18-2011 11:23 PM 1528 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my birthday this year I received from my family a DVD by Scott Morrison- “Building a Simple Rocking Chair”. It took me a while to build the chair, and I am glad that I took my time, for I am very happy with the project. The chair is made of Maple with Walnut plugs.

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will delaney

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#1 posted 11-18-2011 11:39 PM

Very impressive! What did you think about Scott Morrison’s DVD and how was the process for forming the seat? I would love to make a rocking chair but would need a good informational DVD. Thanks for posting and that’s a great looking chest in the background.

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#2 posted 11-19-2011 12:47 AM

Very nice work and very nice rocking chair. I will be attempting a rocker in the new year using Charles Brock plans, video and book, so I appreciate your post. The chest next to the rocker is also nice. Did you make that as well? They compliment each other quite nicely.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 11-19-2011 01:00 AM

Will- I loved the DVD. There were a couple of cuts that I was a little suspect on making, but watching that section of the DVD a couple of times I could walk myself through it. As for the seat, the process Scott has us use is taking an angle grinder and grinding it out. He walks you through the process and it was easer than it looks. I will warn you though, using a grinder will make a lot, and I mean a lot of dust. I have seen other ways on forming a seat online that may not be as messy. Over all I would recommend the DVD. Good luck.

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#4 posted 11-19-2011 01:01 AM

Woodbridge- yes, the chest was one of my first projects. Thanks.

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#5 posted 11-19-2011 01:15 AM

There are several DVD’s out there by at least 4 people I know of Hal Taylor, Charles Brock, Charles Neil and of coarse Scott Morrison as stated here. I have both Hals and Scott’s DVD sets books, temple’s and full plans. I started with Hal Taylors even though it may be the more difficult of the three but the Flowing lines and sculpturing if in my opinion is far nicer. I hope my chair comes out as well build as Jayhawks in the photo. Nice job.

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#6 posted 11-19-2011 02:19 AM

Very nice rocker. Looks real comfortable too. Great finish.

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#7 posted 11-19-2011 02:55 AM

The Walnut Plugs are a nice touch. I’m a big fan of a rocking chair. Looks great, thanks for sharing!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#8 posted 11-19-2011 03:22 AM

Nice tight joints and very symetrical carving on the seat. The color choice of the wood you picked out is very nice.
I am turning a slight shade of green with envy!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 11-19-2011 03:39 AM

I’ve had that same DVD of Scotts and plans for awhile now. One of these days I’m going to dive into making the chair. You did a great job on your chair – Congratulations.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 11-19-2011 04:09 PM

Awesome work. Your craftsmanship is to be commended. I love the wood selection and the rocker looks very comfortable and flawless.

Very well done. Enjoy it for many years to come.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#11 posted 11-19-2011 06:23 PM

Great work JayHawk.

-- HenryH - PA

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