I can't compare working with RO since all three I 've made are out of RO, although one had a headrest and seat which were walnut. I've heard complaints of RO splitting or chipping but I guess I got lucky. I will add that although the wood was from the same tree there is some "chatoyance" (I figured I would use the new NCWW word of the day which Bob V. provided) I'll hope to try some nice QSC and QSWO which is still drying. But for now it's QSRO.How tough was it shaping red oak? I have only been brave enough to build Maloof style chairs from Walnut, Cherry and soft maple.
Shamrock made a rocker with Jotoba and I recall it was very difficult.
My latest Stickley piece with Maloof inspiration used Sapele and it was relatively easy to shape
First one took 6+ weeks, second one took 5 and this last one took exactly 3.Another? Beautiful work.
Gifts, 1st was for my daughter in law, second for my brother who has his first grandkid arriving Sep and the latest is for my wife, although she rarely slows down enough to sit. And yes, I really enjoy using the sander.Beautifully done! What are you doing with all the rockers? I hope your new sander is helping with the shaping.
Mr. Arthur hangs out around here but the look on the recipients faces make the hands feel better for awhile.I keep going back to this just to enjoy the pictures.
It does make my arthritic hands hurt a little when I think of all of that hand sanding and shaping that's required.