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Forum topic by jandrewyang posted 04-18-2011 10:48 PM 1133 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2011 10:48 PM

Got to see Jeff’s latest rocker firsthand at the Lie-Nielsen Tool show in Cincinnati this past weekend. Jeff’s a really great guy, and it was very encouraging talking to him about his early experiences.

-- Andrew Yang,

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#1 posted 04-18-2011 11:09 PM

Meet Jeff several times at his studio in Roger Park, he just a humble and giving individual of his time and experiences. Also got to see this rocker as well , just a wonderful piece of craftsmanship and the finish on this was just off the charts. Thanks for posting…BC

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 12:19 AM

I own a few of Jeff’s books, in fact I think all of them. So last year when I had a few questions, I emailed him and he was kind enough to respond. I have not met him but think the world of him for his kindness.

I hope he puts the plans for the rocker in his next book.


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#3 posted 04-19-2011 02:35 AM

I met him as well on Saturday. His mortising jigs are awesome and his chair is outstanding. His book Chairmaking & Design is one of my favorite books. All around a great guy!

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 03:15 AM

Jeff said he’s pitching another book, but he wasn’t sure if the publisher was going to go for it yet or not. Asking him about his design process, he said the rocker took him close to 3 years to design and build. He said there’s a couple things that he wants to adjust in another iteration, but it was pretty much done now. That’s 3 years of inspiration, designing, iterating and building. Impressive.

-- Andrew Yang,

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