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Project by bigpops0259 posted 01-05-2022 09:29 PM 914 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project started as shop clean up. Had plenty of shorts and other almost scrap pieces. I glue together, resawed, glued and set aside til had all material milled. Than what do I do with this s#@t. Started with seat milling, than got this idea. So milled cherry and glued together for legs. Did another Rocker to maloff style this was my attempt to make style change. Well long story short this is what I got. Don’t know if should have left as scrap. But it is unique. Maybe to much color. Made a bunch of cutting boards from balance of shorts for Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year a little late. Let me know what you think

-- Marty Ohio

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#1 posted 01-05-2022 09:45 PM

kidding aside nice work on the chair,but yeah a little many types of wood for my taste.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-05-2022 09:46 PM

couldn’t stand it – too nice to not look at it upright

I don’t think too many colors – they appear to be symetrical (to some degree)

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 01-05-2022 10:05 PM

Interesting combination of woods. Workmanship is great.

-- Ron

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#4 posted 01-05-2022 10:14 PM

Hey, I think it’s cool. Great job.


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#5 posted 01-05-2022 10:21 PM

I think it’s beautiful! Really like the contrast. Would like to see some contrast on the headrest. Have been thinking about making a rocker, lots of new ideas after seeing this. Very nice work.

-- Dave Smith - If our phones fall, we panic. If our friends fall, we laugh.

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#6 posted 01-06-2022 01:30 AM

Rather classy I think. Agree with Dick, the wood choice are very symmetric. If you were to sell some people would think it’s too loud others like me would grab it cause it’s unique. Nice work.

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

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#7 posted 01-06-2022 02:24 AM

I like that you made it with scraps and still paid attention to get symmetry in the patterns.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 01-06-2022 03:45 AM

Scraps never looked so good, well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 01-06-2022 05:27 AM

Are there plans online somewhere that show how to build this kind of rocker? I’d love to make my own.

-- Zak, AZ

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#10 posted 01-06-2022 09:44 AM

Very nice work!

-- Doug

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#11 posted 01-06-2022 12:45 PM

Thanks guys for input. This whole project was based on scrape shorts. I didn’t want to get in to any new wood usage. I figured burn was always the means of disposal if did not work out. Also thought was to much color contrast. Basic Plan was from a Hal Taylor site. But I changed whole seat above plan base. Want to try a less masculine look thanks again.

-- Marty Ohio

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#12 posted 01-06-2022 06:22 PM

Great use of scraps.

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

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#13 posted 01-06-2022 11:00 PM

I think it’s beautiful. It would look great in a church nursery for rokkin the babies.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#14 posted 01-07-2022 12:43 AM

bigpops0259 I like this chair. The eclectic use of wood may not be for everyone but you’ll never please everyone. There is definitely symmetry in the wood throughout the chair as a whole. I can appreciate the work involved in doing a rocker like this and you probably doubled the workload with all the lamination, but I would guess that you enjoyed the process, or you wouldn’t tackle a project this size and as a bonus you have less scrap pieces in your shop.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#15 posted 01-07-2022 02:00 AM

Best use of scraps I’ve ever seen…Beautiful!!!

Really like the style and the wood is awesome…A statement piece…Super…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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