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Curly Maple & Wenge rocking chair

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 03-31-2014 01:46 AM 2295 views 28 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this chair along side my first student of the year, Greg. He built a beautiful Walnut & Quilted Maple rocking chair while taking my build your own 10 day rocking chair course.

This chair is built from some beautiful curly maple which I scored in December, I felt it would work very well with Wenge…... I think it did! (-:

You can follow the build of this chair and Greg’s on my blog here – Build your own rocking chair class is now in session!!

Here is the follow up blog entry - Build your own chair graduation day!

Thanks for looking, as always this one was a blast to build and teach (-:!

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





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#1 posted 03-31-2014 01:48 AM

Amazing looking chairs. Really well done.

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Kryptic

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 01:51 AM

How many have you sold

vs

the time spent perfecting the model displayed ?

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 01:55 AM

This was number 32 over the past 4 years, Greg was my 4th student in my teaching career. This year I have one student booked each month and 2 in June.

50 I will be great, 100 I will be a master.

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

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Kryptic

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 01:56 AM

count your dimes

the bizillion chair companies out there want a piece of your ass

same as you want a piece of theirs : )

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 01:58 AM

Most excellent

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Mick

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#6 posted 03-31-2014 02:00 AM

Beautiful work ! How do you scoop out your seat ? Do you use a template and a router ?

-- The City Woodworker

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woodchuckerNJ

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 02:11 AM

That’s beautiful, both chairs are stunning. And they look comfortable.

Looking at the seats, the way you glued them up, I am more impressed at the scooping you did… or shoud I say scorping. Wow, you had to create a seat, but also you are carving a line at the same time… Very impressive.

Were the back slats steam bent or cut to shape? Do they rotate and conform when someone sits in them… ??
Damn they are beautiful.

-- Jeff NJ

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Canadian Woodworks

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#8 posted 03-31-2014 02:19 AM

I hand sculpt all my seats with an angle grinder and Kutzall carbide shaping wheel, I have videos on my youtube page here is one specifically that deals with sculpting out the seat. Youtube video seat sculpting

The back braces are bent laminated and grain matched cut on the band saw,glued up on a form here is a youtube video showing the bent lamination process

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

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#9 posted 03-31-2014 02:20 AM

Thanks for the feedback and again beautiful work.

-- The City Woodworker

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#10 posted 03-31-2014 02:36 AM

Those are killer…

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Canadian Woodworks

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#11 posted 03-31-2014 02:40 AM

Thank you Mick & no problem!

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

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#12 posted 03-31-2014 02:42 AM

Those are gorgeous.

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#13 posted 03-31-2014 02:45 AM

wow. just wow.

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#14 posted 03-31-2014 03:22 AM

OUTSTANDING! great looking chairs.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 03-31-2014 04:11 AM

Over the top, really cool.

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

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