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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 12-18-2013 01:03 PM 1403 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sculpted Walnut Settee, may the design ideas and joints of the great Sam Maloof live on!

I decided to add some material to the out side of the arm pad on the rear leg which allows the arms to curve into the rear legs instead of a nice flowing curve and straight into the leg. That little adjustment was learned from the great Hal Taylor.

All my seats I do a 2 board seat and hand sculpted, thus in this case it was a 4 board seat, the most time spent was selecting just the right piece for the back rest, I wanted the grain to turn out exactly how it did (-:

This is Canadian Black Walnut Air Dired then to the kiln, all milled by my self on our woodmizer.

I carve everything with a kutzall wheel on my angle grinder and some kutzall bits in my die grinder then to the hand rasp and sand sand sand.

Where would we all be with out some inspiration and teaching from our fellow woodworkers in our life.

Thanks all for having a look!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com





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Jonathan

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 01:27 PM

Paul,

That is an elegant and gorgeous piece you’ve created! I really like the bookmatched back rest.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Gary

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 01:30 PM

Wow; it’s stunning! Very nice.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 01:36 PM

Jonathan it’s actually one piece, just worked out that way with the selection of the lumber

Thanks Gary
Thank Jonathan

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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R_Stad

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 02:31 PM

Beautiful job as usual. Your shaping is incredible. I thought same as Jonathan. Thanks for your inspiration and informative videos and blogs. I’ll be rasping today on a low back. Very fun.

-- Rod - Oregon

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sras

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 03:23 PM

Wow! The sculpting gives the illusion that this would be almost too fragile to sit on. I’m sure it is quite sturdy – it just looks so light… again – wow.

Nice work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Julian

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 04:01 PM

Beautiful.

-- Julian

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maraziukas

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 04:30 PM

Just stunning!

-- Maraziukas, Lithuania, http://www.facebook.com/MMwoodwoking

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BTimmons

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 05:07 PM

Gorgeous. The lines are buttery but crisp. And the walnut matches the dog!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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stefang

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 05:17 PM

Excellent work. Very well guarded, er, done. Beautiful piece for sure.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SCOTSMAN

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#10 posted 12-18-2013 06:21 PM

Really wonderful What can I say really stunningly beautiful I love it. Wish it were mine too LOL jealous Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 12-18-2013 06:31 PM

Absolutely beautiful

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Canadian Woodworks

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#12 posted 12-18-2013 06:36 PM

Just had this piece at a show in Toronto had 1000+ people sit on it, oh she’s strong!

Dog not for sale (-:

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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grizzman

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#13 posted 12-18-2013 07:59 PM

Paul, as always this is a gorgeous piece of furniture, you are always very meticulous about grain selection and always nail it, yes our fellow woodworkers sam Maloof would be very thankful that his jointer lives on, you do his jointery proud, i sure do miss your videos, i hope someday they will be allowed back…i also like your faithful assistant, does he or she provide you with refreshments…or is that not his job…lol…

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

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Woodbridge

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#14 posted 12-18-2013 08:19 PM

Paul, another beautiful piece. The work you had at the One of Kind Show was great as well. It was good seeing you there.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Bugz

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#15 posted 12-18-2013 08:59 PM

Another beautiful and graceful chair, very nicely done. Truly stunning and very inspirational.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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