Two Of Two Traveling To San Diego, CA

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Project by Les Casteel posted 04-27-2010 02:54 AM 2574 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The second of two Maloof inspired rockers, I’m sending to sunny California for a nice couple there with new twins. This rocker is made from local cherry, sawn and air-dried by me. It has a nice “orange” color that I did not expect.

-- Les, Missouri,

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 03:11 AM

Beautiful chair. Looks comfortable!

-- Kate,

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 03:26 AM

Great rocker. When I see stuff like this I know I have a long way to go. One day I’ll attepmt something like this.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Michael Murphy

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#3 posted 04-27-2010 03:43 AM

Nice, rich couple, I hope. Beautiful work!

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#4 posted 04-27-2010 05:29 AM

Nice rocker.

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#5 posted 04-27-2010 05:33 AM

Very handsome. They’re headed near the homestead of Sam Maloof.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 05:35 AM

CA will be better for the new acquisition…very nice chair….makes me want to get to work on my chair (it is on my honeydos…and on a very long list…LOL)..That is some beautiful cherry and the work is fantastic. Did you spray or hand finish? Is that a gloss finish?

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 04-27-2010 05:42 AM

That is some beautiful craftsmanship!! Sam would have been proud. Very nice.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#8 posted 04-27-2010 07:59 AM

Awesome job on your rockers. I was checking out your sight and i saw you are from harrison Arkansa. My daughter now lives in Russellvile. Fantastic work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#9 posted 04-27-2010 12:07 PM

Wow, very impressive work. I’m sure the new owners will love these projects.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Les Casteel

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 01:22 PM

Yes, someone said going home near Sam Maloof’s old place, yep near San Diego…in this case the family lives by the ocean west of San Diego, is only about an hour southwest of Rancho Cucomonga…Sam’s old home. Its kinda ironic to meet and work with Sam many times and then finally send a couple of chairs to his old area. I actually feel like I’ve broken some un-written law or something. I just hope nobody compares mine to one of his…I’d have to hide under my workbench for a week!

The finish is BLO, minwax satin and minwax gloss. I’ve described in one of these forums how I put it on, I need to do a BLOG on it, I’ll work on that. There are 8 coats of gloss and 1 of satin. I use the wipe on type of minwax in the small can.

Thanks for the nice comments!

-- Les, Missouri,

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#11 posted 04-27-2010 02:42 PM

Beautiful !!! Outstanding job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#12 posted 04-27-2010 03:04 PM

Fantastic rocker, looking forward to your blog.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#13 posted 04-27-2010 03:18 PM

That is just beautimus!

-- Joe

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Les Casteel

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#14 posted 04-28-2010 02:28 AM

I could never repeat it the way Sam Maloof said it, but it was sorta…. BeeeeUuuuutifull. I never heard another person say that word the way he did. But beautimus is certainly good enough!

-- Les, Missouri,

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#15 posted 04-28-2010 05:25 PM

Wow, very nice! Did you keep track of your hours?

-- Jack

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