Making the world a more beautiful and peaceful place by teaching the art of making rocking chairs, one student at a time!
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Teaching a month long class to five exquisite ebonistas in Costa Rica
I started teaching the art of making rocking chairs about two years after I commenced making them for sale, around 1998. Persistent fellows would hang around the shop inquiring about the possibility until one day I thought "Why not?" The first couple of students were so happy at the completion of their chairs that I knew this was very worth my time doing.
Thus, I embarked, in a serious manner to make available, in shop mentoring along with materials I could send out to prospective builders, enabling them to make this rocking chair. Whether folks come to the shop or purchase the plans and make chairs at home, the satisfaction is significant. I have received emails from hundreds of builders over the years expressing their personal satisfaction at fulfilling one of their life long dreams.
So now I am making my small contribution towards peace in this world we share, and I do not take my responsibility lightly! I stick with every student, through thick and thin, until they are rocking. I have never failed to respond to an email because the person was asking too many questions and I never will.
My goodness! Time flies! If you are interested in making a beautiful rocking chair soon, drop me a note! As of Feb 2024 I will be 77 years young and don't know how many more years I will be teaching!
I normally take students one on one but if you have a friend that would like to come and make a chair as well I can accommodate two students at once.
Don't you think it is about time you made that rocking chair you have been dreaming about!
Come on out, I'll leave the light on for you!
rocking chairs that were for sale!
English walnut - the emperor of wood
This chair is a large - $7,000. It is sold and being delivered to New Jersey in a couple weeks!
This beautiful English walnut rocking chair is looking for a home into which it can bring it's grace, comfort, beauty and healing properties!
This Chair is sold
Lowes, off the rack, 2X4s - this chair is a small
reinforced with ash in all the critical places so it will last generations
This Chair is sold!
Believe it or not, this chair was made from 'off the rack' 2X4s from Lowes! It is an exquisite rocking chair that is as comfortable as any I have ever made. It is reinforced with ash in order to insure it will last generations as all of my chairs will.
This is a small english walnut rocker
This beautiful small English walnut rocking chair is ready to be a part of someone's life!