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    Rocking chair

    I'm using up a lot of shop scraps , and some donated lumber. Chair is going to a member of our woodworkers coffee night meetings. I was given enough 8/4 cherry to make the legs, using 3/4" walnut glued in the middle to make 2.5" turning blanks. The idea was to build a chair from donations of odds and ends and left over boards from previous projects
    in members shops. I did get some wood from one other member and I supplied the rest.
    Some pics of the build.

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    how thick did you cut the laminations bryan? rockers and the top and bottom of the back of the chair? yu sure didnt waste any time on this one
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    That looks terrific. I always enjoy your threads Bryan. I need to get some more shop time . . . .
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    how thick did you cut the laminations bryan? rockers and the top and bottom of the back of the chair? yu sure didnt waste any time on this one
    I tried a 1/4", then planed it to
    0.200". I'm thinking next time thinner for the backrest, walnut doesn't like to bend.

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    Very nice Brian. Interesting concept for the build. Are you the only one building, or are others doing the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Very nice Brian. Interesting concept for the build. Are you the only one building, or are others doing the same thing?
    just me!

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    You make it look so easy, Bryan. Very nice work.
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    I am enjoying this build a lot.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    bryan your putting me one step closer to those spinny things with this chair..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Nicely done Bryan! Came out looking really sharp and appreciate the build process.

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