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Project by pottz posted 07-22-2018 07:19 PM 2167 views 12 times favorited 94 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well my number one bucket list project is finally done after several months of stop and start,i only worked on it when i was totally in the mood.this chair is made from charles brocks plans videos and full size templates.i stayed true to maloofs style for the most part but sculpted to my own desires.its made from walnut with maple plugs and inlays in the rockers.the finish is maloof oil that i mix myself.3 coats of the poly oil and one finish coat of his oil wax.i didnt keep track of the time spent but id say it was an easy 200 hours+.i was hesitant to do this project,considering i had the plans for a couple years,but with the encouragement from other jocks that had done one i went at it.it totally pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and gain many new skils that i will utilize for years to come.all comments and any advise would be appreciated.
close up of leg to rocker.

arm to back attachement.

head rest .

sculpting the seat.

turning the front leg.

attaching the front leg.

rear leg attachment.

closeup of seat front.

seat and legs assembly.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-22-2018 07:33 PM

Awesome! I know that I was so thrilled after making my 1st, I made 4 more just for practice.
GREAT job sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 07-22-2018 07:48 PM

Holy smokes pottz! Your rocker is absolutely stunning! My hats off to you my friend! This is worth every hour and second you put into this beautiful piece. Love it…. Love the grain… Love everything about this one!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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pottz

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#3 posted 07-22-2018 07:51 PM



Awesome! I know that I was so thrilled after making my 1st, I made 4 more just for practice.
GREAT job sir.

- Monte Pittman


thanks monte it was fun but i dont know about 4 more-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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pottz

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#4 posted 07-22-2018 07:54 PM



Holy smokes pottz! Your rocker is absolutely stunning! My hats off to you my friend! This is worth every hour and second you put into this beautiful piece. Love it…. Love the grain… Love everything about this one!

- woodshaver Tony C


thanks for the kind words buddy i appreciate it.my neighbor loves it too,he wants to buy it but he doesnt want to pay what i think its worth so we’ll see.plus im not sure id sell it for any price.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 07-22-2018 08:02 PM

If you don’t need the $$$ it should be very easy to decide! Enjoy it! Show it off and be very proud everytime you tell someone you made it. It’s so nice if it were me…..well I think you already know! It’s just so nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 07-22-2018 08:17 PM

WOW, absolutely beautiful rocking chair. Congrats.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Ivan

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#7 posted 07-22-2018 08:31 PM

No doubt- amaizing skilled and professional work

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Redoak49

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#8 posted 07-22-2018 08:39 PM

Wonderful work…..nice clean smooth lines. I wouldn’t sell it.

I am making my first from Claro Walnut based on the plans from Bill Kappel. I went out to Utah this year to learn to make one. I certainly understand working on it when the mood is right.

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 07-22-2018 09:01 PM

Beautiful/Elegant Rocker! Excellent workmanship congratulations.
I am working on my 2nd. Rocker will Post in the near future, the Lord willing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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BenDupre

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#10 posted 07-22-2018 09:43 PM

Amazing!

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 07-22-2018 10:18 PM

Sholy Hit pottzy, no wonder you’ve been quiet for a few months (did mum place the order to keep you silent?)... that is one brilliant creation.

Love your choice of timbers and the subtle contrast. How many rasps did you wear out?... I won’t waste time asking about sandpaper.

That seat is a treasure… that point reminds me of a duck walking away to come forward.

PS. I while back I started on a rocker but arthur prevented me holding my guitar by the fingers!
Will just stick to fiddling with my tool(s)...

PPS. Glad your rocker was inspired by Sam rather than Elvis… the sight of pottzy running around in a white onesie would lead any man to drink… and me… much more!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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KimAccurso

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#12 posted 07-22-2018 10:18 PM

Just simply beautiful and obvious amazing craftsmanship. I don’t think any price would be suitable for something you may only do once, is now an heirloom, and accomplished so well – unless it pays off your mortgage…and your car…and your child’s college education :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 07-22-2018 10:46 PM

Well done Buddy. Beautiful job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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GR8HUNTER

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#14 posted 07-22-2018 10:51 PM

WOW Pottz …. you have made a fine family heirloom there wonderful looking joints … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 07-22-2018 11:14 PM

That’s some fine craftsmanship pottz. I would have to think of keeping it myself as a character builder. Sell the next one.

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

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