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I first started woodworking because of certain projects I wanted to make for my daughter (now 3 years old). This one was a lot of fun, and I’m quite proud of it. Its made out of walnut and finished with minwax tung oil finish.
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#1 posted 03-23-2007 01:05 AM
and proud you should be!WOW. this is amazing. Definitely an heirloom
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#2 posted 03-23-2007 01:52 AM
That will be cherished by your daughter forever and pasted down through the generations… Very very nice…
-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT
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#3 posted 03-23-2007 02:23 AM
Very nice creation. I like uniqueness within the original concept of furniture. Not a rocker, but a glider.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †
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#4 posted 03-23-2007 02:51 AM
Terrific piece! An heirloom for sure. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!
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#5 posted 03-23-2007 02:54 AM
Beautiful! Was this of your own design?
#6 posted 03-23-2007 03:15 AM
Thanks everyone for the compliments. The design was not my own, I used plans purchased from Lee Valley. There is one on display at the Lee Valley near my house, and my daughter loves to sit in it every time we go. I figured I needed to make my own cause she kept asking me to go so she could play with the chair, and I found myself spending way too much time and money there than I can afford.
#7 posted 03-23-2007 03:42 AM
I forgot to ask.. Did you do the cane work or have it done?
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#8 posted 03-23-2007 03:45 AM
Funny how they help us pick what we’re going to make next. My daughter would love this one too.
-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/
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#9 posted 03-23-2007 04:09 AM
Looks like something a child will never forget!
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#10 posted 03-23-2007 02:18 PM
what a great story! beautiful craftsmanship!
-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe
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#11 posted 03-23-2007 02:34 PM
That’s amazing. The thing I like about woodworking is that it teaches me patience. I can tell it took a lot of that to create this heirloom.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
#12 posted 03-23-2007 02:59 PM
I did the cane work myself. It’s the first time I’ve ever tried it, and it’s actually fairly simple to do. I found a website that gave great instructions that were easy to follow. It did take me a long time though, but I think it definitely adds something to the chair.
#13 posted 03-23-2007 11:23 PM
Nice job with the caning also.
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#14 posted 03-28-2007 10:32 AM
Nice work, the caining is great
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#15 posted 04-19-2007 03:23 AM
I really love this, everything about it, the design is beautiful and the caned seats are a plus. I have caned chairs and I just love them.
Ok we all spelled caned differently what is the right spelling?
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