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Kids Rocking Chairs commision #1: Kids Rocking Chair - Almost finished

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Blog entry by Dave T posted 02-04-2010 05:07 AM 700 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first commisioned piece. No in progress pics on this one, but it’s almost finished. 2 coats of Tung oil finish on it so far. It’s a close replica of the antique chair the client brought to me. The only thing I really changed was the arms. The original arms were not very sturdy and had broken across the grain a couple of times and had been repaired.

I actually built 2 different chairs. The first one had square legs and wasn’t working. I’ll beef that one up and give it to my youngest grand daughter. During the original building phase I ended up buying a lathe. Great timing. After some experimentation I ended up turning the legs, back pieces and arms. Turned out not too bad for my first real time turning.

Chair1
Chair2
Chair3

Thanks for looking



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#1 posted 02-04-2010 05:17 AM

Very nice chair congrats on your first commission

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-04-2010 12:19 PM

Nice work there guy.. I will probably make one after I have grand kids.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 02-04-2010 06:20 PM

Nice chair.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 06:33 PM

Nice looking rocker.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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