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Project by Huckleberry posted 2168 days ago 1360 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well let me start off by say thanks to Dave and Light Weight for helping me with the patterns that I lost. This is a kicker now that I am done with this thing guess what I found on my desk? Yup found the patterns from the magazine. This chair is made out of sycamore and I found that this is a really challenging wood to work with. The amount of tear out on the fleck is horrible. So to those of you who might use this one day my advice would be to cut your stock bigger and hand plane them the rest of the way. I figured that this would be a nice and easy project for me and really it wasn’t too bad. The pictures are going to have one of the chair unfinished and the others with the finish. I am using a polymerized linseed oil and although I had a test piece it turned out very different from what I though. I have yet to shoot the lacquer on it but, I wanted to get this project out here for all of you to see.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%





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trifern

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#1 posted 2168 days ago

Nice looking rocking chair, Huckleberry. I real like the shape and form of the seat. The sycamore has some nice grain pattern to it. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 2168 days ago

A very good result considering the problems Huck. That grain looks like it would be a bit of a hard one to manage.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Huckleberry

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#3 posted 2168 days ago

Well I got really good with my card scraper.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 2168 days ago

Beautiful Rocker. Very very nice.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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jcame

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#5 posted 2168 days ago

Very nice chair, I would like the plans for it if at all possible. This is the type of thing I love to build, plus I have been wanting to make a rocking chair for some time now.

-- Jed,Ala,jmwoodworks057.com

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Cov

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#6 posted 2168 days ago

Nice chair – I’m with Jed, I would like to get the plans too. Really looks comfortable…

-- Cov, Loomis, CA, http://www.covingtonwoodworks.com

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daveintexas

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#7 posted 2167 days ago

Very nice chair. So now that you have made one, you can progress to a dozen.

Thanks for posting

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 2167 days ago

Beautiful work. Never used sycamore myself, but I love the grain.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Schummie

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#9 posted 2166 days ago

Huckleberry,

It is a very nice looking and made chair, my complements.
Is it maybe possible that I get the plan to, I hope to make it one day
for my wife. This is maybe a project what I can do.

Thanks for showing the nice chair.

Greetings from the Netherlands,

Schummie.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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Huckleberry

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#10 posted 2165 days ago

This week I will scan the plans & patterns and will have this available for you guys.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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rikkor

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#11 posted 2165 days ago

Beautiful chair. Looks like you handled the difficulties very adroitly.

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David65

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#12 posted 1825 days ago

Very nice rocking chair I just saw it on the woodstore site and liked the way it looks I guess it is the next project for an out side chair.

-- David '65

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