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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-15-2016, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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I just finished a Teddy Bear rocker for my 1 year old granddaughter, Lily's first birthday.

It is made from red oak, and poplar. I purchased the original plans from Rockler. I was disappointed in the plans. They came half-scale so I had to spend more money to get them copied to full scale and the drawings had no dimensions, just the square grid. I was still able to get it all together.

I stained it a medium brown with Cabot oil based pecan stain. The nose and eyes were stained using Minwax dark walnut. I finished it with 3 coats of Minwax oil based polyurethane.

I carved out the ear pattern using my Dremel and a burring bit.

Overall, I am very happy with how it turned out since I have not completed a furniture type project in over 15 years. I have been too busy with home renovation projects.
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very cute rocker I am sure it will be treasured.

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That's cool.

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Very nicely done,it is a family heirloom
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Rich that really looks good. Some ones going to be very happy.

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and get it together you did Rich......
that rocker is a work of art...
be surprised if your grand daughter doesn't have love affair w/ it...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Very nice. I'm sure your granddaughter will cherish it for years to come.

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That's lovely and sure to be appreciated in the years to come.

When everything around you is going to pot, get out in the workshop.
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Thanks for all the kind comments. I'm planning on doing more furniture type projects going forward. The wife does have a list of renovation projects for the retirement place we purchased in Georgia back in May so I will need to balance the work projects and the fun projects.

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Looks great, the grain makes it even better.
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