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Project by eddie posted 12-27-2015 08:25 AM 2084 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

finished up a rocker , this was a reunion raffle rocker i donated to my old plant where i use to work , a friend Mary had won this, it was months ago and i had a display model there one made for display and had told her this a folding rocker was the model rocker but had run behind and the one would be finished and could swap later,to use it the rocker as it would be a few month before i got caught up ,she was so proud of it and happy said this was first time of winning in a long time , had told her you will love the cherry one , a few months passed Mary was called home before i got it finished , but this will go to her family , had talked to one of her son and asked did he mind if i made a few modification and he said he thought she would love it , her grand-kids called her ’’NANA’’ , so a local carver added that to the back and really dressed up the front with a Fleur-de-lis he did a awesome job,as she was a big New Orleans Saints fan ,it turned out well ,i had posted the ruff build and got some orders for some more of them they all asked for the NANA rocker told them i didn’t know what that was ,then came around to what they were talking about , guess thats what they are now ,in memorie of a good friend and co worker and good union Rep. , RIP Mary see you on the other side and yes it is really nice a few flaws but it add character sorry for the pics a photographer im not. the last pic is the one she and her son took home from the raffle drawing the rest are the cherry one , theses plans for this rocker were got from Lee Valley , ...................................the last pic was her with the rocker

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 12-27-2015 08:35 AM

Excellent job sir. Great gesture.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-27-2015 08:43 AM

Yea Haw! Good to see ya eddie…..well done…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 12-27-2015 08:54 AM

thanks Monte,i got to get up your way one day

thanxs Jeff been hiding out ,sometimes battle with depression and i find a rock to get under , it always passes

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 12-27-2015 09:09 AM

I hear you my friend. Thanks for the post…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 12-27-2015 10:29 AM

Magnificent work, Eddie! The finish is marvelous, and I do really like cherry, strong and tight grained. You did yourself proud. And especially glad to know of the donation that led to this build. Good on’ya!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#6 posted 12-27-2015 12:20 PM

That is fantastic Eddie.
A really good job. I’m impressed.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 12-27-2015 01:52 PM

Beautiful… wow… great job, Eddie. That’s a winner for sure…and so are you, my friend

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 12-27-2015 01:54 PM

nice work there buddy
good to see the finished one too

great that it went to someone you care for
a treasure to the family now

good to see you back from the gravel pit too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 12-27-2015 04:18 PM

That is a beautiful rocker and a heartfelt story to go with it. Her family will treasure that forever. Hang in there my friend.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 12-27-2015 05:04 PM

Very nice, Eddie. The carvings really make the rocker a standout!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#11 posted 12-27-2015 05:45 PM

Handtooler thank you very much,the cherry ones are the ones that most like ,and i also like the grain of cherry

SPalm thank you very much ,im still awed by your builds thank you

Gary thank you ,my friend

David thank you very much,the family loved it and was a great blessing to me ,those rocks are sometimes hard to chew, luv ya my friend,ive had a few younger folks come by and check out the shop and always pass along the tip you gave me from your visit , when turning on the TS always stop and say a short prayer to keep focused as it very unforgiving,as i do this always

thanks Andy , im hanging in there ,just hang ing on and praying i dont get slung off ,:)

thanxs Don Broussard that was the same thing i told the carver , it really did make a big difference , Go Saints

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 12-27-2015 08:11 PM

Great rocker with an even better story, Eddie! Did you use the Lee Valley hardware? Only 14 bolts in the kit, seems like you have more than that. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 12-27-2015 08:59 PM

thanks Candy, i did use the bolt kit ,its all stainless steel bolt and washers and nuts, but its not any wood screws it 20 r s0 at different lenghts .the plans are full size too,just make templetes if you make more then one, its a lot better than paper

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 12-27-2015 09:23 PM

Beautiful work, Eddie. I love the top of the chair.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#15 posted 12-27-2015 10:12 PM

Very nice memorial to a special person. Good job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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