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this rocking chair is only 10 years old but looks older sinc it was left outside for this Period. i did it when i was a design student in israel in a chairs design course. a friend gave me a wood Railroad ties and i almost Ruined the school workshop tablesaw by slicing it on that tablesaw. it appear to be some kind of rad wood and i have been told that it come from Brasil . i was in my "Japanese Period" and i tried to give it a jpanes Calligraphy shape.
this was the first time i ever did this kind of craft and it was a real callang . i gave it to my uncles and every time i come over i sit and look at it wondering if i try to another one again. it was left outside but its hold up srtrong until today so i took a pictur to show you.

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Man, that is a great looking rocker! Love the patina that has developed. Super design. Very interesting, looks comfortable too…..........................
 

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I like the flow of the design. The weathering that has accured makes it look like it was discovered in a Japanese temple from ages ago.
 

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I like the design and the wood weathered beautifully. Don't know if I would agree that it looks comfortable. Unless you're one of those folks that thinks those wooden geta sandals are comfortable. Great job. Thanks for the post.
 

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Very cool. Good re-use of wood. The joinery and craftsmanship are well done. Thanks for posting.
 

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Aviad, You succeeded to put into the chair the Japanese calligraphy. the uncomfortably which seems to be in this chair (I agree with what Tim mentioned above) connected to the Japanese characterized uncomfortably furnitures (from us Westerners point of view). I suppose you were the best creative student in the course :)
 

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You can tell it is Japanese because its side looks like a Japanese word, I am wondering what it means!
It is not too late to start looking after it and keep it as long as possible for the memory behind it.
So many trains ran on it and given to you by a friend when it was a sleeper and the story of the school workshop and that comfort it gave your uncle for 10 years and now its picture is around the world. For that, I think it deserves the attention of someone to take care of it.
 

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Love the design! Very nice execution too. Way cool. Where can I get a plan?

always,
J.C.
 

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cool bean
 

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I really like this chair, thanks for posting.
 

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Most cool a fantastic design.
 

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Hi Aviad, All those years ago you were pushing the limits of woodworking concepts, as you are to day.
I wish I had half of your gift, for the ability to see the end result, from a pile of wood.
 

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thank you all . this chair is quite comfortable but too much confidence can make you brake your neck when laying back , it has some ballance problems . even so i realy like it . by the way i didnt mention that the main concept of it is no gluing and it hold itself only by its joints !!.
 

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Very serene looking design and i wish I could have a drawing of this as I sure would like to build one.
The Japanese style is something I enjoy building and find inspiring .

Thanks
Kiefer
 

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I love the design. My first thought was "I wonder if there are plans for this."
Even the patina is part of the story of this artful piece.
 

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What a beautiful rocker.
I love it, nothing less.
And yes the patine has made it priceless.
You are a really impressive man.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Maybe you should charge some small fee - like couple of thousands - for your rockers instead of giving them a way, so the recipients would maybe appreciate and maintainn them a little better…

Very impressive work.
 

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Great design! I did a japanese timber bench you may like to check out.
 

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I still have some cypress timber… I may try this project out.
 
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