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Cocobolo custom wood rocking chair - Day 7 & 8

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View the finished Cocobolo Rocking chair 

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Follow the build process - Day 1&2 , Day 3&4 , Day 5&6 , Day 7&8 

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On the left arm to leg transition some rough shaping has begun

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Lots of shaping has now happened but still a lot of work to go!

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I applied some water to highlight the cocobolo seat that is surrounded by Walnut.

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Cocobolo custom wood rocking chair - Day 5 & 6

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Here we have a Cocobolo custom wood rocking chair i've been working on. The main species of wood is Canadian Black Walnut and the secondary exotic wood is Cocobolo. I use the Cocobolo to highlight the bent laminated back braces the bottoms or the rockers and once the seat is carved out you'll see and be sitting on Cocobolo. 


The seat billet is about 2'' thick to this is created with a sandwich of Walnut and Cocobolo. The Walnut is 1/2' thick top and bottom and 1'' thick Cocobolo in the middle, once glued together i'm left with a 2'' thick blank seat blank. I can then proceed to notching and routing the seat joints and then create the dados on the legs that will fit just right into the seat. This is called a Maloof joint and I use it one every chair that I build. 


Have a look at the following pictures that show my process of building the beautiful wood rocking chair that is built the last generations, be a beautiful piece of art and of course be the most comfortable wood rocking chair you'll ever sit in!