I love G+G stuff-lots of inlays and ebony but a great oriental flovoured look.(I'm a bit of an Arts and Crafts lover too)
Definitely not a "quick" project to knock together byt the look of it!
Thanks for posting. Darrell's site is one I like very much but I haven't visited for a while and had not seen the rocker.
It looks quite daunting to me. I would say that it is definitely more complicated than the Hal Taylor chair mainly owing to the number of joints.
I know what he means about time spent on jigs! Having made one of these you would need to make another dozen to get your "moneys worth" out of all the jigs. They also take up a lot of room and you need somewhere to store the darn things when you are not using them.
I take my hat off to his design - it is very hard to design something like this. The chair should look splendid when finished.
I could probably make up some 3d draws given some time as I work with these kind of programs for a living. I also usually do them for every project I make........
I think with out trying a few different test mockups you could end up making something which is really nice to look at but bloody uncomfortable to sit in, nothing a big leather cushion wouldn't sort out though But I'd love to have a shot at building something like this, I have an itching to play with some laminations
It is a super stylish thing. I reckon that it shouldn't be too hard to make either. The laminating forms will be very big, especially for the "legs/arms" and that will probably be a challenge. Also the clamping arrangements for the "folded over" part of the seat laminations may be tricky - avoiding interference between the clamps.
I think you're right that it wouldn't be too hard, Chris - certainly compared to the Hal Taylor or G&G rockers anyway! Do you think all the laminations are from the same former? I thought at first that they were all slightly different, but I've changed my mind having seen the pic on the Cato website.
Also what do you think they have used as the laminations, considering the very tight bend at the front?
I also wondered about the laminations being from the same form and came to the conclusion they were. If not, that places a rather different complexion on things - may need to make two or three different ones I guess.
I think most timbers could make the bend in laminations thinner than 3/32 inches. If not, a bit of localised encouragement with steam or boiling water should do.