My second rocker

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Project by Jhwill posted 06-21-2018 02:03 AM 1428 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a rocking chair after I made one for my up coming retirement. I decided to make some changes to the design, using the Craftsman style and adding some Greene and Greene accents. The chair is mainly oak with walnut. The second rocker was much easier to make and I am becoming more skilled with making mortise and tendon with hand tools. There may be a third rocker of cherry as soon as the wood is sufficiently dry.

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#1 posted 06-21-2018 02:16 AM

Very nice Rocker, job we done.

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#2 posted 06-21-2018 02:37 AM

Nice chair, like the G&G touches.

Some Morris chair history if I may, William Morris of the Morris company made a movable back “recliner” but suffice to say they were pretty much Ladies chairs, and not many really have been “knocked off” by woodworkers in our lifetimes. Instead we copy, and embellish the chair made even more famous by Gustav Stickley, and to some extent by Frank Lloyd Wright, and a few others during what many of us call the A&C period.

One of many histories of the Morris chair online, many more in books.

But we all love our Morris chairs, especially as we make them now. I really like this one. Nice work

Thanks for posting too.

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#3 posted 06-21-2018 11:31 AM

Very nice looking and solid rocker that blends the Craftsman style (Stickly and Morris) with the G&G cloud lifts and insert bars. I really like this look.

It would also make a great looking desk chair without the rockers, sitting in front of a Stickley library desk or even a G&G style desk.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 06-21-2018 01:08 PM

This is a beautiful rocking chair and you’ve done a fine job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 06-21-2018 02:11 PM

Super nice rocking chair.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 06-21-2018 03:05 PM

Very handsome chair. The look is just perfect. I like the upholstered seat too.

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#8 posted 06-21-2018 04:02 PM

Wow! Absolutely beautiful rocker! I would love to build something like that! Thank you for sharing.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#9 posted 06-21-2018 06:47 PM

thats a beautiful rocker,kinda mission style g&g combo.nice craftsmanship.

-- 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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#10 posted 06-21-2018 09:55 PM

Thanks, for all the comments I would be remiss if I did not mention Paul Sellers. This project started as a saved article from a wood working magazine that Paul wrote. After watching practically all his videos I join his Master Classes and when I was half finished Paul started the Rocker series, the gained knowledge took me over the finish line. Some day with retirement in my future I looking forward to having the time for classes. I hope to attend Curtis Buchanan chair making classes.

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