First Rocking Chair

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Project by Deadeye posted 08-26-2013 04:29 PM 1401 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first Rocking Chair I made for my wife off of Scott Morrison’s plans. It’s made from Black Walnut, and I finished it with the Sam Maloof finishes from Rockler. I am real happy with it, and it turned out to be a great learning experience. Can’t wait to make another one! Tips and tricks welcome.

Thanks for looking -

PS I finished it just in time, she is due on Friday.

-- Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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#1 posted 08-26-2013 04:35 PM

That is a wonderful piece. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 08-26-2013 06:22 PM

Cool. How does it sit?

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#3 posted 08-26-2013 09:19 PM

Beautiful rocker. I’m sure she loves it.

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

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#4 posted 08-26-2013 10:13 PM

A beautiful rocking chair…excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 08-26-2013 11:05 PM

I am way chicken to try to build something like that.
Good for you – and a wonderful job.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 08-27-2013 02:16 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 08-27-2013 03:39 AM

The rocking chair looks great. The finish too! A chair like that is on my list of things I must try.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 08-28-2013 11:38 PM

Really nice rocker and a wonderful gift
I’ll need to build more confidence before I build one of these!

-- Greg Simon

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#9 posted 08-30-2013 01:31 PM

Impressive work on that gorgeous rocker. Congrats and I’m sure the wife likes it.

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#10 posted 12-23-2013 03:17 PM

This is sooooo gorgeous. For a first rocking chair, you blow me out of the water!!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#11 posted 02-16-2014 12:59 PM

Great job

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