Child Rocker

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Built this for my grandaughter for her 3rd birthday. I used Ash on this to color match the household furniture. I don’t think I have posted here before, so this would be my first


-- Hopefully, these gifts shall last much longer than I

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 10-30-2013 12:42 AM

Looks great! That’s the kind of thing that I hope to be able to make and pass down to my children and eventually grandchildren. Nice color to it!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 10-30-2013 12:51 AM

what a beautiful chair and a great first post!
thanks for sharing

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 10-30-2013 12:57 AM

Thank you Richard and Greg

-- Hopefully, these gifts shall last much longer than I

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 10-30-2013 01:00 AM

That’s stunningly beautiful work.

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

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#5 posted 10-30-2013 01:12 AM

Great looking rocker.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 10-30-2013 01:31 AM

Thank you Monte and Mike

-- Hopefully, these gifts shall last much longer than I

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#7 posted 10-30-2013 02:12 AM

What a great gift. Beautiful job on that rocker. The shaping is right on. Everyone who sits in it is going to love it.

-- Rod - Oregon

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Grant Libramento

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#8 posted 10-30-2013 02:14 AM

Beautiful job. Very nicely scaled down to child size. That’s not as easy as it seems.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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Niall mMc Keown

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#9 posted 10-30-2013 06:29 AM

Really brilliant work! love the style.
Perfect balance.

-- Niall, California,

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#10 posted 10-30-2013 07:34 AM

Beautiful work wisardd1! Could you add some more details please? Type of finish? Joinery? Any hardware used? Thanks for posting.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 10-30-2013 07:58 AM

A work of art! What a real beauty!

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

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#12 posted 10-30-2013 04:21 PM

Great work! Very well done

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#13 posted 10-30-2013 04:50 PM

Wow that is a beautiful rocking did an excellent job…well done.

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

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#14 posted 10-30-2013 05:48 PM

inspirational, thanks for sharing with us!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#15 posted 10-30-2013 07:10 PM

Thank you for such wonderful feedback. The chair is a maloof/hal taylor design The seat joinery is notch outs in the front and right angle notch outs in the back. Seat is then rabbeted out top and bottom leaving a tenon which is fit into a sort of type mortise. Arms and rockers are glued and screwed. Hal gives you a neat trick with the glue that strengthens the but joints. The wood is Ash because it i alt less expensive than walnut, cherry, and maple which are the recommended woods. Stain? I had to develope my own schedule. Dye first, then stain. Next, spray with polyuretane. Wait three days, rub out roughness with a brown paper bag the micromesh rust, green, and back. Three coats of Deft poly oil. Wait three days rub out with cotton rags, finish off with Rennasaince wax

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