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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 07-25-2012 08:52 PM 640 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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07-25-2012 08:52 PM

I’ve a commission and a cascade o’ plans and patterns. Looks complete, but I’m always eager to hear from someone who has already navigated the river before I wet an oar.

Looks like this:

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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Dez

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#1 posted 07-25-2012 10:20 PM

Not sure what that is exactly! I will look it up and get back!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 01:19 AM

The link has a picture that shows the rocker . No help from me – never built anything to sit in.
You, however, have already built a beautiful Maloof syle rocker and that should give you all the experience you need. Enjoy what looks to be a great project and I’m confident that you will do a terrific job.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 09:39 PM

Lee, That’s a nice looking rocker. Would you call it a simplified Maloof? This is David Dundas's website. The site that sells the plans seems to be down. I don’t know why he calls it a reclining rocker but I can see why he calls this beautiful chair his Zigzag rocker . -Jack

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Lee Barker

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#4 posted 07-27-2012 10:10 PM

It sure looks to have sprung from Sam’s design. I suspect that “reclining” refers to the rake of the back, which seems extreme to me. As a US guy, “recliner” makes me think of things that transform via soft pieces of metal attached in a scissors fashion from a soft chair in which I can fall asleep to a nearly horizontal chair in which I can fall asleep not only faster, but also louder.

My commission is to create the last of a series of four which a grandfather promised to his grandchildren. Sadly, he died before he could build #4. It will be a rich woodworking experience to build it in his shadow.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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