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HAL TAYLOR ROCKING CHAIR

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Project by canadianwoodtick posted 977 days ago 1791 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoyed making this rocker. Hal taylor has been very helpful, it took me about 175 hours including the jigs. Very hard to find 10/4 walnut here in the centre of canada. THANKS GREG





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MShort

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#1 posted 977 days ago

Beautifully done. Lot of hours but the outcome is astonishing.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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saucer

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#2 posted 977 days ago

Nice job. Maybe mine will turn out that well. I have Hal’s plans just need to get started. Found someone with Walnut from 4/4 to 20/4.

-- It has been deemed bad for you hence there for it is illegal.

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#3 posted 977 days ago

Excellent work. I don’t have the skills to attempt something that amazing. Looks great!
Bruce

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 977 days ago

A very well done chair. Good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Tennessee

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#5 posted 977 days ago

I love the way you blended the joints. The legs flow into the rails, the arms flow into the backposts, etc. Gives it an amazing one-piece look! Just absolutely great work. Were the back slats steam bent, water bent, laminated?
Thanks so much for sharing!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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HalDougherty

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#6 posted 977 days ago

I love your chair! Great job.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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rance

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#7 posted 977 days ago

Looks like you did a great job. Hal is a leisurely 25 min drive from me. I found out about his chairs from a friend of mine. If I ever build a rocker, it would be one of his designs. I should go out there and introduce myself some time.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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dubsaloon

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#8 posted 977 days ago

I do love the chair but I also know that if anyone of the folk on lumberjocks wanted to, they could make one of these. Not saying all would be this well executed but there are those that do and those that don’t even give it a chance. Try this in fir or some pine if you want to test on cheaper material. Love this.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 977 days ago

Great rocker. I will be starting my attempt at a walnut maloof style rocker in th enew year. The walnut is ready to go. I hopemine turns out as well yours did. Congratulations on a great project. I’m sure it will become an heirloom piece.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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lanwater

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#10 posted 977 days ago

Very well done!

The joint are continues and flow nicely. I watched Hals videos twice already.
I just need to find some time…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#11 posted 976 days ago

Outstanding job.. You should be very proud of that. Things made like this are just so far and few between anymore. A family heirloom..
A fellow Canadian.
db

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sandhill

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#12 posted 976 days ago

Well done, Hal is a great guy I started to build one but its on hold until I get my shop moved to VA. from Fl. Nice grain placement.

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

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