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Project by dartzt posted 09-13-2012 06:34 PM 2233 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from the Scott Morrison basic rocker plans. A good project for me and learned alot building it! I love working with Cedar… but the dust really gets to you! I moved in the middle of this project. Went into a larger house and much bigger shop. Still a two car garage but all I need.

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson





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bowtie

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#1 posted 09-13-2012 07:32 PM

beautifully chair.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Brandon

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 07:34 PM

It turned out very well! Great work!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 09-13-2012 10:23 PM

beautiful chair.congrats on the new house.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 09-14-2012 01:19 AM

I like the design and the cedar made it very colorful. You did a great job on the seat sculpting and the joinery looks perfect. What did you finish it with?

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

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Tom Godfrey

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 02:37 AM

Beautiful. Great job on the rocker. Can’t beat that red cedar look. You are right that cedar can be harmful to your lungs so be careful and wear protection. I learned the hard way.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 09:24 AM

Great looking chiar!!!! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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dartzt

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#7 posted 09-14-2012 06:47 PM

Thanks everyone for the compliments on the chair! I used a 1/3 poly / 1/3 linseed oil / 1/3 mineral spirts finish. I like it best especially on figured woods to be used indoors. I guess I picked that up from my hero Sam Maloof. Would loved to have met him and John Wayne!

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#8 posted 09-14-2012 06:55 PM

great looking chair. how well was the instructions from scott?

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dartzt

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#9 posted 09-14-2012 09:29 PM

I consider myself a beginner at woodworking. Scotts DVD and plans we very well thought out and executed. This chair is the Simple rocking chair plan. I consider the build an educational experience because by following his advise and plans it turned out ok. I feel like I’m ready to move on to the Elegant rocking chair plan now with the sculpted joinery. I had to call Scott about something one day… a question about the plan I think… anyway, he answered the phone personaly and we talked for a while. Hes a personable guy and I would recommend anyone at any level interested in Sam Maloof inspired work to try his plans and DVD’s.

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 09-15-2012 01:08 AM

Thanks for the reply re: finish. Your chair certainly doesn’t look like it was built by a “beginning woodworker”. If those plans/vid work that well, I may have to try a rocker.

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

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dartzt

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#11 posted 09-15-2012 03:38 AM

Thanks for the encouragment gf! Ive looked at your projects and you certainly give a guy somthing to shoot for. One country boy to another!

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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ScottMorrison

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#12 posted 09-15-2012 11:39 AM

I’ve never seen one made from Red Cedar before, and I must say that it is gorgeous! Very well done. I also like what you done with the arms…beautiful modification.

Looking at the pictures over my shoulder, my wife just said “Wow. Very nice.” So you managed to impress her as well.

Keep up the excellent work and thank you for sharing.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana, http://www.finewoodworker.com

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 09-24-2012 09:51 PM

Really nicely done.

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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