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Project by Bob Kassmeyer posted 04-29-2019 11:25 PM 666 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make one of these rockers for a long time now. My wife says we don’t have room in the house, but a coworker who’s wife passed a couple of years ago wanted me to do a project for an memorial auction. He teaches with me at a community college and does the auction for a scholarship every year. I I hope it brings a good price for him.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska





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oldrivers

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#1 posted 04-30-2019 12:21 AM

Beautiful rocker it should bring a very nice sum. What wood combinations did you use?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 04-30-2019 12:24 AM

That’s a darned good looking rocker. Some nice details with the contrasting wood.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 04-30-2019 12:43 AM

Very well done !

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#4 posted 04-30-2019 12:47 AM



Beautiful rocker it should bring a very nice sum. What wood combinations did you use?

- oldrivers


The wood is poplar and something I had in the rack, I’m not sure what it is anymore.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#5 posted 04-30-2019 01:04 AM

Gorgeous.

-- Gary, Florida

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swirt

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#6 posted 04-30-2019 01:17 AM

Beautiful work on that chair.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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tyvekboy

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#7 posted 04-30-2019 02:19 AM

Nice rocker. Shows lots of patience and craftsmanship. Good job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 04-30-2019 02:34 AM

Nice job Bob. Any guess as to how many hours are invested?

Good on you to donate that piece.

-- Think safe, be safe

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 04-30-2019 05:30 AM

Elvis move over… B’K’, you’re the rocker!

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

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Andrek

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#10 posted 04-30-2019 10:25 AM

Wow, !!! I just love to see those chairs, maybe one day I’ll make another one. Thanks for showing and keep on making saw dust.

-- andrek

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mahdee

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#11 posted 04-30-2019 01:31 PM

It looks very nice and beautifully executed.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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pottz

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#12 posted 04-30-2019 02:07 PM

my wife said the same thing when i made mine,we made room,i wasn’t given that up.you did a beautiful job and it shows your craftsmanship.hopefully someone will appreciate what it takes to make one and it brings a good price.anything less than a couple thousand and they got a hell of a deal.good luck.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 04-30-2019 04:30 PM

B’K’ and pottzy, love both the chairs… line them up and do a duet!

Just hope neither have to depend on them and just use them for pleasure…

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

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pmayer

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#14 posted 04-30-2019 05:45 PM

Outstanding project and a wonderful gesture.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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Idyllic

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#15 posted 04-30-2019 07:34 PM

Someone is going to be very happy with this – I hope the winning bid reflects the value. Congrats!

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