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I am pretty new to this forum. I would like to share a chair that I completed last year about this time of the year. It is a rocking chair, designed by Robert Hensarling in Texas. It took me approximately one month to complete. The chair is made from cherry and the color of this wood is just beautiful. Presently, I am busy redoing all the cabinetry In our kitchen. I guess this should keep me busy for the winter.
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... and your chair is rocking with awesomeness !!!





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That's a mighty fine chair there! Excellent work.

Welcome to the forum. I'd love to see more of your work.
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Chaincarver Steve,

I'm glad that you liked the rocking chair. I certainly enjoyed building it. I guess you might say it was a work of love. I enjoy making cabinets both kitchen and bathroom. I'll send off a few pictures of some of my earlier works. Also I do, stained glass lamps and panels. I'll send a few pic's of those also.

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Brian, man, you do some fantastic work! Thank you for sharing. Very classy.
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Nice work , I really like the glass.
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That chair rocks. Great work
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Nice work , I really like the glass.
Thanks for the kind words. I've been doing stained glass for many many years now. I just love the way that the light almost brings the glass to life. Louis Comfort Tiffany was truly an exceptional entrepreneur, who had quite a vision. I like his works greatly.

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Brian, man, you do some fantastic work! Thank you for sharing. Very classy.
Couldn't have put it better myself!
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All very nice but that chair is awesome! I can tell just from the pic that that bad boy is ultra comfortable.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Is it carved or bent wood?
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That is a beautiful chair as well as your other works! Your talent is very humbling.

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Beautiful work.....enjoy seeing you using your multi-talents in a craftsmanship fashion.....when you can look at stained glass and get caught-up into it by the beauty and presentation....it's good .

What's on the rocker as finish or did I overlook??

Have a Blessed and Prosperous evening in Jesus's Awesome Love,
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Absolutely stunning. Beautiful craftsmanship.
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All very nice but that chair is awesome! I can tell just from the pic that that bad boy is ultra comfortable.
It certainly is very comfortable. This chair is a take off from the "Sam Maloof" original design, a very great American Craftsman. God rest his soul.

The chair is mostly all done on the bandsaw. So, no, it is not made of bent wood. The finish that I used is Minwax Wipe-On Poly (Gloss). It is so easy to use, just wipe it on with a dust free rag, and you're ready for a second coat in just three hours. The down side is that each coat is very thin, as this product is just a little bit thicker than water, but it is so easy to use.

Hope that this info was usefull,


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Beautiful work.....enjoy seeing you using your multi-talents in a craftsmanship fashion.....when you can look at stained glass and get caught-up into it by the beauty and presentation....it's good .

What's on the rocker as finish or did I overlook??

Have a Blessed and Prosperous evening in Jesus's Awesome Love,
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I really appreciate your kind words. I seen in you profile that you are a master carpenter. What exactly do you do for a living. Furniture, Housing, Custom Woodworking?

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All very nice but that chair is awesome! I can tell just from the pic that that bad boy is ultra comfortable.
It really is very comfortable. Like I mentioned in another thread, all the credit for the design goes to Sam Maloof. A very great American Craftsman.

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Brian, man, you do some fantastic work! Thank you for sharing. Very classy.
I appreciate the kind words, but I am just a humble woodworker who is able to copy a master craftsman like Sam Maloof.

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Brian, great work, all around! About that bedroom window, is that actually two individuals windows (half circles) with matching patterns? If so, that is clever and nicely done!
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Brian, great work, all around! About that bedroom window, is that actually two individuals windows (half circles) with matching patterns? If so, that is clever and nicely done!
Yes, that's exactly it. They are 2 half windows that open up to a round exterior window. You have a very good eye.

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