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Project by Monte Pittman posted 09-28-2016 12:46 AM 2527 views 1 time favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to talk to much and stick my foot in my mouth. I mentioned to the folks at the hospital that I should make a carved Rocking chair for a fundraiser. They thought that was a great idea. Of course I have never made one and wasn’t sure if had the skills to do it. But I never back down from a challenge (even if it would be intelligent to do so).

So that was early April. I spent the next few months studying Maloof rockers. Asking lots of stupid questions and building a prototype (last 2 pictures).

This is a donation to the Hospital Foundation for a fundraiser for the Hospice House.

It’s made of American Elm. It has been stained with Black Walnut Danish Oil. Then sprayed with precat satin lacquer.

I certainly am not a master woodworker. I learned an enormous amount from this.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 09-28-2016 12:51 AM

Great looking rocker!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 09-28-2016 12:53 AM

way way cool monte, i think you did a great project here, and for a really great project, i really like it…

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2016 12:53 AM

Monte, you underestimate your skills. Gorgeous!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 09-28-2016 01:00 AM

Love that elm… that chair.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 09-28-2016 01:09 AM

WOW….simply wow!!! Nuff said Monte!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 09-28-2016 01:13 AM

Very nice I hope it sells well monte.

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#7 posted 09-28-2016 01:15 AM

looks masterfully made Monte , awesome build ,love the wood grains , somebody going to very pleased with this one , great cause too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 09-28-2016 01:15 AM

Way to go, Monte! She’s a beauty! Good on you for taking on the challenge and succeeding in the awesomest way.

-- 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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#9 posted 09-28-2016 01:27 AM

Gorgeousness personified, Monte. An awesome build.
Don’t let all that learnin’ go to waste. Start another one. After the auction the orders will come.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 09-28-2016 01:43 AM

They keep getting better Monte. Like Gene said you should plan on more to come. Great job again !!!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#11 posted 09-28-2016 01:45 AM

Way over the top on this rocker. You have a big heart.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 09-28-2016 02:12 AM

This may be my absolutely favorite project you have done. It is absolutely stunning. Outstanding, my friend.

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

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#13 posted 09-28-2016 02:32 AM

Monte, you have outdone yourself. Beautiful chair.

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#14 posted 09-28-2016 02:52 AM


Really impressive. You stepped out of your comfort zone on this one. Chairs and then rockers. Hmmmm! With this piece I think you have really evolved as a woodworker. It has your style and touch.

You have your country style pieces and these last projects are moving up the design and crafting ladder.

Very nice sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 09-28-2016 07:51 AM

You did a great job on this. Anyone would be proud to own it.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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