Tall Sack Back Windsor Rocking Chair

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Project by Kevin Violette posted 04-30-2008 12:00 AM 3742 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No power tools, No srcews or nails, No sandpaper!

-- Kevin

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-30-2008 12:13 AM

This is a nice chair and it is even more special since you built it with only hand tools. That is an accomplishment.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-30-2008 02:04 AM

Wow. That’s all I can say!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-30-2008 02:21 AM

Nice chair Kevin. I watched Roy Underhill on PBS Saturday and his guest was building this exact same chair. Yours looks just as good or better. Great job. Thanks for the post. I love stuff like this.

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#4 posted 04-30-2008 05:09 AM

Very impressive chair built by hand. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 04-30-2008 05:32 AM

Very nice, especially considering the method you used to build it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-30-2008 06:19 AM

I like it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 04-30-2008 06:36 AM

Great Chair Kevin!

I will be heading up to New Hampshire next week to take another class with Mike Dunbar at the Windsor Institute. We will be doing a Sack Back Rocker with a comb extended above the bow and I can’t wait to build this chair ‘cause it is one of my favorites. There’s nothing quite like being able to leave the power tools behind and build a beautiful piece of furniture that will last long enough for future generations to enjoy. Once again great rocker!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#8 posted 04-30-2008 04:44 PM

looks great Kevin, are you going with Milk paint for the finish or something else? one of these days I’m going to try my hand at a few of these, but I’ve got a lot of learning to do when it comes to hand tools and proper wood selection. I’ve got a couple books but haven’t read either one yet : )

keep it up and thank you for sharing

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#9 posted 04-30-2008 07:58 PM

Kevin, that is a great chair! Awesome project.

-- Gail, White Wood Kitchens

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