My first student! - Build your own sculpted rocking chair

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 09-16-2012 05:47 PM 4268 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m happy to report I have had the first student through my build your own sculpted rocking chair course that I have started to offer.

Camerons Rocking Chair built By Cameron Martin from Canadian Black Walnut and some very figured Birdseye Maple. The seat and back braces show Birdseye Maple, the seat is wrapped top and bottom with Walnut, the back braces are a bent lamination consisting of four layers two outside being Birdseye Maple and the inside two are Walnut.

Cameron is currently a second year student at Conestoga College taking the cabinet making course

Cameron was a student through my Build Your Own Chair 10 day sculpted rocking chair course that I offer to anyone wanting to learn and build their very own chair, to have in their family for generations.

Have a look on my site for a few pictures of Cameron working on his rocking chair.

Thanks as always for having a look.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 06:13 PM

congrats on getting a student, i had sorta the same opportunity, to teach was really enjoyable, your student Cameron did a beautiful chair…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 06:30 PM

Congrats on the new course!

Usually, I feel like mixed wood types on a highly sculpted piece of furniture is unnecessary and often distracting. Not so this time! I really like how the darker walnut frames the birds eye maple – very attractive!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 09-16-2012 06:42 PM

Good luck on the school. Wish I were close enough to go.

Nice looking chair.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-17-2012 01:07 AM

A beautiful chair that looks very professionally done. I like the wood combination a lot.

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

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#5 posted 09-17-2012 01:55 AM

Cameron has done a great job on the chair, as his teacher you should be proud. I love the picture with the brown brindle dog. He goes well with the rocker!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 09-17-2012 12:26 PM

You have a great student with great talent. I’m really impressed & inspired to try make something like that.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 01:06 PM

Outstanding work.
Display it with pride.

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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Canadian Woodworks

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#8 posted 09-17-2012 01:21 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments, I haven’t even told Cameron I put his chair on here, he’s really going to love all the love on here for his chair.

It’s was really fun and a learning experience teaching for the first time, Ive had a good amount of interest over the last year to offer this course but I was not ready, but now I’ve moved into a new large stand alone building. So if your in the neighborhood come on down! (-:

Again thanks all for the kind comments can’t wait to show Cameron

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#9 posted 09-17-2012 03:30 PM

Beautiful, just beautiful.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#10 posted 09-22-2012 02:05 PM

You did say sculpted. that is SCULPTED ! When the clean, cool Canadian air blows this way, I will think of all the talented wood woodworkers in Canada. Thanks for posting.

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#11 posted 10-15-2012 03:22 PM

Paul, this chair looks even more beautiful with the finish on it. I liked it before it was finished, but I never thought it would come to life as ‘loud” as it has… WOW !!
I really like the blending of two different wood species in the seat, what a brilliant idea.

Hats off to the student, and the to the teacher.

Well done !!


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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