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#1 posted 01-24-2013 01:11 PM

Thats a great looking rocker, and the seat/leg joints look perfect. Well done.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 01:34 PM

If you study Maloof you’ll have no problems.

Good looking chair.

Welcome to LJ’s

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

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 01:38 PM

Are you kidding me? For a mere 30 dollar investment you made a GREAT rocker! I’ll bet when your “pickin’ and grinin’ buddies” see it, they’re all gonna want one. Excellent job!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 02:54 PM

great looking rocker. welcome to LJs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 03:54 PM

Thanks for all the kind words!

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 04:10 PM

That’s a nice Rocker and you say it’s your first WOW! fantastic job just to let you know you said a bad word for this website….. You said PAINT. You have a beautiful wood grain there but if you must paint it why not Kenny Chesney Blue? LOL. Good Luck!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#7 posted 01-24-2013 04:35 PM

great job and welcome

-- Joel

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 04:36 PM

Really a nice piece. You got the touch!

FYI Charles Neil Woodworking. Charles put out a chairmaking DVD that might be helpful. I have not found anything as informative on this complicated subject in one package. Pluse Charles will answer your inquiries.

Good luck..Pickin and Grinnin..LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 01-24-2013 05:17 PM

Looks good.
I second the Charles Neil recommendation.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 01-24-2013 05:39 PM

Oh yeah. Is it going to sit inside or out? Seal it really well with dewaxed shellac 5 lb coat. Then it can be stained and if outside spar varnish.

I painted a rocker white, now i KNOW THAT WAS A BAD THING TO DO.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 01-24-2013 06:19 PM

Fantastic result Dan. A very good looking chair and it looks very well made.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 01-24-2013 07:49 PM

Doc, I think I am going to take your advice and go with staining. I really hated the thought of paint, but I convinced myself it wouldn’t turn out since I used low grade wood. Thanks for the input!

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#13 posted 01-24-2013 11:59 PM

Great looking chair Dan.
Try OR have a look over a the WW’ing forums on Woodnet; lot of folks down your way will know where to get good timbers.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#14 posted 01-25-2013 12:44 AM

If you want to make one with bent wood then Hal Taylor does a great job with his plans and DVD. Well worth the money in my opinion.

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

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#15 posted 01-25-2013 02:24 AM

2×8s never looked so good! You did a great job on this and your joinery looks flawless to me. I’d just do some amber shellac on it and enjoy.

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

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