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    Texas Rocker - Kid size

    Having loved the style since seeing one way back in 87 in issue #19 of Wood mag. After making a plan and a few prototypes, produced a few back in 06. Now I'm trying to shrink the style to a kid size . All thats left is to build the back rest and turn some knobs for the top of the legs.
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    Wow Bryan, that's gonna be a cool rocker when it's done. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.
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    Very nice! I bet there aren't too many projects that can beat a chair - when it comes to keeping you a well-balanced citizen of both Flatland and Spinny World.

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    Man, that looks like a fun project. Nice work so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Blasco View Post
    Man, that looks like a fun project. Nice work so far.
    Thanks, and yes,
    nice for a change to be doing a fun project. And I'm turning with your favorite line of tools, an old mini max T-124 lathe.
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    More done today on the rocker!

    Some sanding, turn finials for the back legs, glue and will be ready for some finish
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    Glue & Stain

    got the chair glued up, but got some parts backwards. I guess I was going too fast! The front dowels are cut off center and it was too late to reverse one so they would line up. Then I noticed one armrest upside down!!! I had used a 2" length of dowel with wedges, into a hole drilled through the armrest and down into the front leg. Must have been glued 10 minutes already and I had to really smack it with the dead blow hammer to get it off! It's been an exhausting afternoon, and I got one coat of stain on before supper! Click image for larger version. 

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    That is just fantastic.

    I've always wanted to try a chair but was always afraid I'd throw it out the door before being completed just like Roy Underhill always did.

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    Final PIC

    Put it beside my cedar porch rocker I built a year ago so you could see the size difference. I sprayed sanding sealer and satin lacquer after work today. Thanks for the comments, hope you enjoyed the pics from this project.
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    nice job bryan

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