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Hal Taylor inspired rocking chair - Black Walnut and Leopardwood

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Project by mbs posted 870 days ago 2190 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished the rocking chair. It was my first attempt and I was very happy to have Hal Taylor’s plans, video, and phone support. He did a great job documenting his process and I learned much from him.

I’m having problems posting picures. Here a link the blog.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.





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MShort

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#1 posted 870 days ago

A very beautiful rocker.

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

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 870 days ago

I just went to read your blog! I’m glad I did! Beautiful work indeed !!! You did a fantastic job on this rocker.
Sorry to here your having trouble posting photos here. Are you using the img button ?
Anyway, everone should see the blog pic’s !

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 870 days ago

Thanks for the link to the blog. That is an unbelievably beautiful rocker! I am very envious of your skills in building this. I would really like to build one but wouldn’t know where to start. Are the Hal Taylor plans/video idiot proof? I have got to learn to do these.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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wrench

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#4 posted 870 days ago

Very nice!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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mbs

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#5 posted 870 days ago

Hal Taylor is my woodworking hero because he uses a lot of common sense and a good process to build chairs. I strongly recommend his sage advice.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 870 days ago

great looking rocker.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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HalDougherty

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#7 posted 870 days ago

Beautiful, just beautiful! Your wood combination also works very well together.

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

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bigkev

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#8 posted 870 days ago

Very nice rocker and beautiful wood. Your joints look great. I just finished and posted my rocker from Hal’s plans yesterday. Looks a little different from yours, but still fundamentally the same.

gfadvm, the answer is yes. As mbs said, Hal walks you through it and explains the WHY, not just the how. I have plans and DVD’s from two other well-known chair builders, and they are not even close to what Hal offers. The satisfaction of looking at this chair is well worth the price. If you have a few tools and a little patience – don’t try to rush it – you can build this chair with Hal’s plans.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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bigkev

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#9 posted 870 days ago

Just wondering, are you going to build another?

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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rkober

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#10 posted 870 days ago

Very impressive. Great pics and description in the blog as well.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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mbs

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#11 posted 869 days ago

I plan on building many more over the years. My mom wants one so I will start in it probably in the fall.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 869 days ago

That is a super looking chair, and you did an excellent job on it.

Lee

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bigkev

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#13 posted 869 days ago

It amazes me how many views a bandsaw resaw fence or an outfeed table get in 24 hours compared to a masterpiece like this. Go figure!

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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Bertha

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#14 posted 869 days ago

Oh goodness. It’s spectacular beyond words. I don’t know where to begin but I’ll try. Walnut is my favorite wood. That rearward shot at the base of the backslats? OMG, like a chocolate and carmel swirl. The joinery is flawless, period. Carrying the light band down the rocker is genius. The mating of woods is musical and I’m not entirely sure how you accomplished the seatpan. It’s absolutely stunning.

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

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Randy_ATX

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#15 posted 869 days ago

This is a work of art. I also just read the blog on this build. It is always nice to have a justified need to buy a new tool (or two).

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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