2nd Rocking Chair build

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Project by Buzz posted 01-15-2013 06:59 PM 1372 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair was made from mahogany. I built this for a retirement gift for the plant manager where I work. I learned a lot from my first build and at least I didn’t make the same mistakes on this one as the first one

-- Buzz Oakfield New York

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 07:18 PM

Another outstanding chair ,great job.

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 07:44 PM

WOW! In my dreams maybe! But If I could make a chair this nice I could never give it away or sell it.
Excellent work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 08:56 PM

Wow! That’s simply amazing. Gonna rock on that chair! You rock.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 09:16 PM

what was the first rocker made of? I’d like to do a mohogony rocker. I bet it’s easy to sand. Does it get dings in it easily?

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 02:06 AM

Both of the rockers you posted today are outstanding examples of woodworking excellence. I envy your skills.

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

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 12:46 PM

mbs: The first rocker was some old quarter sawn white oak I had laying around. Yes the Mahogany sanded very easy. I did struggle with end grain sanding at the front of the seat. It seemed as though the grains had different densities. I struggled getting it so it didn’t feel wavy. I knew Rich @ new york rocking chairs had built one out of wood from the same supplier but he didn’t seem to have the same issues I did.

I’m presently working on another one similar to Canadian wood works ideas

-- Buzz Oakfield New York

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