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Sinker mahogany rocking chair

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Project by yellowtruck75 posted 04-22-2013 11:32 PM 2704 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maloof style rocking chair built utilizing sinker mahogany. Purchased the mahogany in December from Hearne Hardwoods in Oxford PA. The entire chair was built using one very large piece of 8/4 mahogany.

This is material from the bottom of Belizean rivers. Belize used to be a British colony. The British exported a lot of Mahogany from Belize throughout history and during the 19th century they used the rivers of Belize as their main source of transportation. Occasionally the denser Mahogany logs would sink! These logs for over 100 years had been lost and forgotten





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Marcus

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#1 posted 04-22-2013 11:38 PM

I love the top detail of the slats. great chair.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 04-22-2013 11:45 PM

Beautiful Chair…

Beautiful Wood…

Beautiful Job!

ALL very COOL!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 12:12 AM

Very Nice, and to think that chair was sitting under water for 100 years !

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 12:33 AM

Absolutely beautiful work! Fit for a king! A very comfortable looking rocker.

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

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 12:59 AM

you have done a fantastic job on this chair, i just worked with a little mahogany and saw how great the wood is to work with, if i could sit in this rocker, im sure i would enjoy the experience…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 04-23-2013 01:22 AM

Outstanding rocker – I really like it. I’ve had a set of plans for several years now, one of these days I will give it a go.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MonteCristo

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#7 posted 04-23-2013 02:57 AM

Handsome rocker. Cool wood !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 04-23-2013 09:59 AM

Nice work, Love these style of chairs. Great job.

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

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#9 posted 04-23-2013 01:34 PM

Great looking rocker,very inviting thanks for posting…BC

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 04-23-2013 01:59 PM

This is really an awesome rocking chair. It’s a beautiful piece and you did a wonderful job in it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 04-23-2013 03:41 PM

Beautiful rocker.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 04-23-2013 04:12 PM

Great chair, I have always wanted to build a rocker, you did well! very well!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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itzik

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#13 posted 04-23-2013 04:46 PM

Real HIGH TEC beautiful DESIGN and built
Tel aviv Israel

-- Nachman

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