Sculptured Rocker

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Project by woodman5d posted 06-11-2018 05:13 PM 1295 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, My name is Don. I am recently retired, 3/2017, and have enjoyed woodworking since I was old enough to wield a hammer and a saw. My parents gave me my first circular saw at the age of 11, and I rarely have stopped making saw dust since.
Now I am on to my second career building custom furniture and accessories. As my retirement gift to my family, I built this Sculptured Rocker. The plans were purchased from Charles Brock. This proved to be a very intense build, but I enjoyed every hour spent hand shaping and assembling each part.
The chair is made from Mahogany, Sepele, with Maple accents in the rockers. The finish is 5 coats of Tung Oil, sanded and polished between each coat. The final coat was polished to a high gloss using a terry towel and lots of elbow grease.
I plan to be posting more pictures of other projects soon.

-- Don DuSang

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#1 posted 06-11-2018 06:22 PM

Don, you did a great job on your chair. I also make rocking chairs, which is a challenge for sure. You did a superb job!!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#2 posted 06-11-2018 07:08 PM

Amazing.. you obviously have a knack for this! Beautiful.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#3 posted 06-11-2018 08:08 PM

Beautiful! Building a rocking chair like this is on my bucket list!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#4 posted 06-11-2018 10:08 PM

Absolutely beautiful!!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 06-12-2018 12:23 AM

This is absolutely gorgeous, very well done, bravo.
Thank you for showing.

-- andrek

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#6 posted 06-12-2018 12:55 AM

Well done, that is a nice chair. Best of luck on your new career.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 06-12-2018 01:40 AM

Great chair, I’ve wanted to do one of these for a long time. Congrats.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 06-12-2018 01:51 AM

Great job

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 06-12-2018 01:51 AM

Beautiful chair, great workmanship, beautiful wood selection.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 06-12-2018 11:57 AM

Beautiful Rocker, Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 06-12-2018 01:14 PM

Wow! This is an outstanding rocker and beautifully done. It displays a lot of nice craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 06-12-2018 01:26 PM

Excellent work very well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#13 posted 06-12-2018 01:46 PM

beautiful rocker!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 06-12-2018 10:16 PM

you did a excellent job on this rocker,your a real craftsman.i can appreciate this quite well since im about 150 hours into my own maloof style rocker,i can only hope it turns out as well as yours.congrats.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#15 posted 06-13-2018 02:31 AM

Great job. Very pleasing look to it, especially the back slats.

-- Dale

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