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Curly Cherry Rocking Chair built utilizing Hal Taylor’s plans and guidance.
First time using curly cherry and came out with a lot more figure than anticipated. Show piece for my Mt Gretna show in August
Jun 18, 2012
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#1 posted 06-17-2012 03:34 PM
SUPER COOL CHAIR!
I sat in a chair that looked a lot like that… Sam Maloof was sitting on a desk about 3’ away from me… It was SO COMFORTABLE! You body just seemed to just flow INTO it as it was meant to be.
You did a great job on it!
Thank you for posting it!
Did you run into very many “hang-ups or problems” during construction?
-- 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"
#2 posted 06-17-2012 04:23 PM
Joe thanks the compliments and I am really jealous that you were able to meet Sam.
My wife and I just counted up that I have completed 11 Maloof rockers and 2 “Morrison” rockers in the past 2.5 years and the issues or hang ups seem to shift on each chair. At first I couldn’t get the Maloof joint right and after that was mastered I had issues with headrest then arms joints and so on. It comes down to the fact that I will always be learning and will never truelly master the chair like Sam but that’s alright :) . I can say that even though there are always challenges my completion time has shrunk significantly. My first chair took my months while the walnut chair I just finished (see other post) took me roughly 3.5 weeks to complete.
This chair definitely has me hooked in figured wood, I think I will try tiger maple next.
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#3 posted 06-17-2012 04:38 PM
Another beautiful rocker, great use of the grain patterns. I got to meet Hal last month, stopped by his shop on my way to Virginia Beach, very nice guy.
-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.
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#4 posted 06-17-2012 05:53 PM
Fantastic work! Hope you do well at the Mt Gretna show.
-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams
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#5 posted 06-17-2012 07:48 PM
Thanks for sharing both rocking chairs! I’m very impressed with your work. I am drying wood right now to build one.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#6 posted 06-17-2012 08:12 PM
Great rocking chair! Good luck at the show-I predict more orders!
-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16
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#7 posted 06-17-2012 08:54 PM
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#8 posted 06-18-2012 01:03 AM
Love the look of the curly cherry, excellent choice and great job building it! Came out looking fantastic.
Every time I see a great looking chair like this, makes me want to build one lol
-- Ben from IL
#9 posted 06-18-2012 01:08 AM
Chair sold in less than 24 hours :)
Now I have to build a new show piece by August, I am thinking tiger maple.
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#10 posted 06-18-2012 01:37 AM
I love both of the chairs you posted today and think you will be hard put to top the curly cherry one (one of the nicest I have ever seen!). Someday I hope to have the skill/confidence to tackle one of these.
-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm
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#11 posted 06-18-2012 02:50 AM
I love the cherry seat.
-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.
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#12 posted 06-18-2012 10:19 AM
Tiger maple will be beautiful as this one is! This is exceptional craftsmanship. Thank you
-- Tim Harrelson
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#13 posted 06-18-2012 11:07 AM
Great job, excellent wood selection! Looking forward to seeing the Tiger Maple version.
-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area, http://aspiringwoodworker.com
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#14 posted 06-18-2012 01:25 PM
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#15 posted 06-18-2012 02:07 PM
A beautiful rocker
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario
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