Top Secret....Rocker for my Wife #7: The race is on!

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Blog entry by bues0022 posted 01-27-2011 12:15 AM 1446 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Wood purchase Part 7 of Top Secret....Rocker for my Wife series Part 8: Problems and questions »

It looks like my last blog post didn’t end up in this group initially. Here is an account of my wood purchase for those interested:

If anyone has actually been following this blog, it started with a flurry of activity, then has remained dormant for nearly two months. That can be explained quite easily: December found me working on some previously unplanned Christmas gifts, and January my wife had some time off and was living with me (she’s out of state finishing school). Well, this morning we packed her up and sent her back off to Illinois for her last few months so I’m now free to work on this without her finding out. Also if anyone has been following along and keeping track, I don’t have all the wood I need yet. The wood for the arms/legs is still in my lumber guy’s kiln – so I’ll be doing some things out of order. I think I may start with the headrest, then seat, rockers, and back – or something like that. I’ll see what happens as I go. I’m changing a lot of little things, so I won’t likely be finishing any one piece before heading to the next – making sure I don’t cut too much before I know where things will end up being.

On a side note – quite literally the race is on. Not only is my timeline of early May when I move out of my godfather’s place (and easy shop access) quickly coming – but my wife is pregnant! Due date is in mid-August, and I want it done – or in a nearly done state before she moves up here this summer when school is done.

Enough typing, time to make some sawdust!

-- Ryan -- Bristow, VA

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#1 posted 01-27-2011 03:49 AM

Hey Ryan – congrats on the baby – you are right better hurry up and ‘git r done’ becasue when baby comes – no shop time for Ryan! Ask me how I know that. Good for you though – and good luck with the rocker.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 01-27-2011 05:13 AM

ive been doing this stuff for over 35 years now…projects that is…and all i can say is you better kick it in gear…when you think its going to take 6 weeks….try probably 10…i hope you get this done before she gets back…i would like to see her be surprised and get the chair before she delivers..and im sure you do to…lol…...good luck and have fun…i hope your kiln lumber doesnt throw a kink into the works…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 10:25 PM

Get going! (-:

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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