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Project by F Dudak posted 2299 days ago 1428 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

Just got back from New Hampshire and wanted to share the fruits of my R&R. This a Sack Back Rocker Mike Dunbar style. There was a great time had by all that attended the class and Mike,Fred and Don didn’t disappoint. There were two advanced chairmakers raised to Earl, and six second time chairmakers let in on some of the secrets of Windsor chairmakers. Most importantly the distress call, secret handshake and how to identify fellow windsor chairmakers abroad. All quirks of the insane world of the Windsor chairmakers which I am happy to be a part of.

Hope you enjoy viewing this rocker as much as I enjoyed making it. Back to Front!

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





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johnjoiner

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#1 posted 2299 days ago

Nice chair, Fred.

How many coats of milk paint?

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Chris

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#2 posted 2299 days ago

Beautiful work Fred….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2299 days ago

Nice job…maybe one day I’ll get to learn the secret handshake!

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GaryK

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#4 posted 2299 days ago

Great looking chair you’ve got there!

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

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2299 days ago

Fred,

This is a really nice chair. You had a wonderful opportunity presented to you with this class.

Well done.

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

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TedM

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#6 posted 2299 days ago

Now sit down and take a load off, you deserve it. Great looking chair!

What a strange bunch we woodworkers are. While most people vacation on the beach our R&R is spent woodworking! I guess this is the secret handshake we all share! LOL!

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ShannonRogers

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#7 posted 2299 days ago

Well done. I was reading Mike’s blog on making the rocker the other day and liked his comments that it is so much more than just a sack back on rockers. I have only built the sack back and continuous arm so far and would love to get up to NH to learn with the Windsor Institute.

How are you going to finish it? Stain or milk paint?

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kenn

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#8 posted 2299 days ago

Way to go, I’ve been waiting to see how your rocker turned out and you have not dissapointed me. It looks great. I agree with TedM, we must be the only idiots in the world who’s idea of a vacation to go sweat over a piece of wood all day, get a shower, dinner and off to bed so tired that you just want to get enough rest so that you can do it again tomorrow. Great rocker, did you get your leg splay angles dead on?

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Kipster

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#9 posted 2299 days ago

Fred you made this beautiful shair in one week. You guys were really rolling.

Great chair

Thanks for the post.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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trifern

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#10 posted 2299 days ago

That is a beautiful chair. I have always been in awe of the craftsmanship required to create something this nice.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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F Dudak

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#11 posted 2298 days ago

Thanks for the kind words guys! I still have to put some finishing touches on the chair and then it will be black over red milk piant. My six year old son has claimed the chair so it’s time to make another. I’ll be going back in August to do a Philly High Back and will be counting the days. My wife will soon be a Windsor chairmaker’s widow!

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

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Kevin Violette

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#12 posted 2298 days ago

Great job Fred from one chairmaker to another!
The sawn arm chair or Philly high back is a nice chair to build and makes what I believe is the best looking windsor rocker. Keep it up!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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