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Windsor Rocker

comments (3) March 11th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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This Windsor rocker, built by Peter Galbert, was inspired in part by the chairs of Sam Maloof, which is why the sculptural quality of the seat extends to the arms, crest, and spindles. Traditional chair-making techniques are updated to make the project more accessible to new chairmakers. The project requires a lathe with at least 18 in. between centers. The parts are steam-bent. See more in Fine Woodworking issue # 218 and 219

Design or Plan used: Peter Galbert

posted in: Reader's Gallery, chair, carving, steam bending, windsor

Comments (3)

DanM DanM writes: Hi Snell. This is pretty ancient history by now. I did start the chair. But I found that every time I moved to one more step, I needed another tool for something between $50 and $100, The travisher stopped me. I did set it aside, and one day I may go back to it. But, not for now.
Posted: 2:21 pm on August 7th

snell0710 snell0710 writes: hey dan did you ever make a rocker. Im like you, this is a little out of my comfort zone but it looks so cool.
Posted: 7:09 pm on January 29th

DanM DanM writes: Hello all

Is anyone out there going to try to make one of these Windsor Rockers? I'm considering it, even though it's way beyond what I've ever done before. It would be good if others are considering it to have a place to compare notes. I mean, where do you get a wallpaper steamer? Can you use something else?

It would be good to have others available to discuss this project. This might not be the best place for it; if not, please someone at FW, help me out.

Best, Dan.
Posted: 11:15 pm on March 12th

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