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My latest chair, using templates from Scott Morrison, was a lot of fun to make. Next up is designing my own chair.
Like the others, this is Walnut with with the Maloof oil/varnish and oil/wax finish.
Nov 20, 2011
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#1 posted 11-19-2011 03:47 PM
-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."
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#2 posted 11-19-2011 03:49 PM
I was interested in your post. A Maloof rocker is on my list. You have done a great job. Excellent joinery and a beautiful finsih. Photo number 2 with the sharp focus on the side and joinery and the blurred autumn colours in the background is a great shot.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario
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#3 posted 11-19-2011 03:52 PM
I can only dream of making such a wonderful piece! Thanks for sharing!!
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction
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#4 posted 11-19-2011 03:55 PM
I’ve added this to my favorites. Absolutely beautiful.
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#5 posted 11-19-2011 04:11 PM
That barstool looks as good or better than anything that has ever come out of my workshop. I agree with the other poster, VERY nice work on the photography as well.
Excellent work and thank you for sharing.
-- Scott Morrison, Montana, http://www.finewoodworker.com
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#6 posted 11-19-2011 05:17 PM
Now that is gorgeous! Some day, I’ll get around to building a Maloof-inspired piece, but not today. Will you be making another one or two of these to line the bar with? Maybe another one in walnut, and one more in a contrasting color to stick in between the walnut pieces?
Now that you’ve built 3-Maloof-inspired pieces, I’ll be curious to watch your own design unfold, develop, and ultimately come to life. I hope you will consider blogging about it.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."
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#7 posted 11-19-2011 06:17 PM
Excellent work on a challenging piece. Beautiful!
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive
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#8 posted 11-19-2011 06:20 PM
Nice work a very refined bar stool ,I’m sure Sam would have loved it.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#9 posted 11-19-2011 07:35 PM
Wow. Big wow. I would love to attempt one of these. Great work.
-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?
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#10 posted 11-19-2011 10:28 PM
Nice work. I can tell you took your time with the shaping and finish. I think Sam would like it
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#11 posted 11-20-2011 01:37 PM
That is really nice Mike, nice lines and finish looks perfect. How fine do you go on the sanding?
-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.
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#12 posted 11-20-2011 04:08 PM
Love it! Well done….
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.
#13 posted 11-20-2011 04:53 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind comments, it’s greatly appreciated.
@Tim: I sand to 400 grit sanding discs and then follow that with 500 and 1000 grit Abralon pads. I just can’t get Walnut to finish nicely without sanding that far. It may be something wrong with how I do the finish, I don’t know, but it’s what works for me.
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