Hal Taylor inspired rocking chair in walnut

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Project by mbs posted 03-14-2013 01:48 AM 3589 views 12 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a rocker for my mom. I started it a year ago butI took a long break. Used Deftoil for the finish. Haven’t waxed it yet.

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

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 03:08 AM

Simply Beautiful!

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 03:49 AM

WoW! I wish I could say like but I guess I just did. Gorgeous!

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 04:08 AM

Beautiful work! It looks amazing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 03-14-2013 04:38 AM

I’m Jealous. I think it will be a couple years before I am able to even attempt something so nice.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#5 posted 03-14-2013 10:10 AM

Very nice work..
I am sure your Mom loves it.


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#6 posted 03-14-2013 12:45 PM

Very well done, thats one beautiful rocker.

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

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#7 posted 03-14-2013 01:24 PM


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#8 posted 03-14-2013 02:38 PM

What a great chair. Its beautiful, sure she loves this!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 03-14-2013 03:45 PM

Very nice work

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#10 posted 03-14-2013 06:35 PM

There is not a detail here that has not been masterfully carried off.

What is you process for building one of these? I ask because I have a very similar chair I would like to make.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#11 posted 03-14-2013 06:43 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 03-14-2013 06:58 PM

RG – I followed Hal Taylor’s plans. I somewhat documented the process in a lumberjock blog.

Hal sells video’s and plans. Well worth the money to me. His documentation is excellent. Here is a link to his plans.

I also noticed that he sells kits for those who don’t have the means to get and cut big boards/slabs.

Good luck.

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#13 posted 03-14-2013 09:37 PM

I don’t know who Hal Taylor is, but that looks more like a Sam Maloof Design

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#14 posted 03-14-2013 11:02 PM

Hal design is a take-off of Sam’s but Hal’s is more comfortable imho because the back rest is laminated and it conforms to my back well.

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#15 posted 03-15-2013 01:28 AM

That is just perfect! The wood is beautiful. The joinery gorgeous. And the finish begs to be touched. This is my long term goal: to build one of these. I have the tools and the wood but don’t think my skills are up to it yet. I drooled over the one you posted a year ago and am still working towards one.

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

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