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The wood is curly cherry and I used Hal Taylor's plans.

This one was started in 2012 then put on hold due to family needs until this year.

I did not notice two of the back braces were out of order until after the headrest was glued on, not noticeable except to me so I came up with a back brace removal tool, along a lever block they popped right out.



Going back in was another story, I ended up denting the seat! You can see a piece of wet cloth in the picture, some heat from an iron and thankfully dents came back out.



I had to include pictures of the chair before and after the first coat oil/poly mix.







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Very nice and very creative to replace the misplaced pieces of the puzzle.
 

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Great job Tim. The usual I'll put this project aside for now and eight years later…ta da!
 

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welcome to the maloof rocker club.wow that came out real nice,there an intimidating project but a lot of fun and i learned a hell of a lot when i made mine.i like your chair has it's own little niche all it's own-lol.beautiful work tim.
 

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She's a beauty, Tim! I hope you put your initials and the year completed on that family heirloom.
 

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Duplicate post.
 

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You sir, are a craftsman!!

This chair is a work of art.
 

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Beautiful Build, Great workmanship. I have built two of these, they are my favorite rocker building is time consuming but fun to build not to mention the satisfaction of a good finished Rocker.
 

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Thank you all, this was No. 2 for me also. I do need to initial and date it.
 

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I'm sure that Hal is proud of your work. He's a gentleman, craftsman, and a great mentor. And you do nice, nice work.
 

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MJCD - I was fortunate meet Hal at his shop near Fredericksburg Va when I picked up the rocker plans. It was great to be there, I could have stayed all day!
 

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Great job Tim & well deserved Top3 award.
 

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Tim:
It's been about two years since I've seen Hal… I've visited - all day - on two occasions, and he and I corresponded quite a bit. I'm a much better woodworker, perhaps a better person, for the time spent. I've built 8 of his rockers, and have turned-down countless requests for additional ones - I say that they are born pregnant. Frankly, my rockers where never close to the Forum 'average'; but, I learned a lot along the way. I tend to define my work as casework pre-Hal; and sculpted furniture post-Hal.

Stay in shop, and aggressive take on challenging work.
MJCD
 
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