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Blog entry by RBWoodworker posted 1168 days ago 1579 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone..I just got back from teaching a Maloof rocker class in Virginia..it went really well and everyone had a great time and took home a rocker.. there’s still a lot of homework to be done, but the guys all know what to do and how to do it.. here’s some pictures of the class and the link for what happened..check it out

Check out more photos and class remarks by clicking on the link

http://intheworkshop.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/everybodys-rockin/

Also..I am holding a West Coast Rocker making class if anyone is interested please PM me.. thanks..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/



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Ken90712

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#1 posted 1167 days ago

Wow sure looks like a great time!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 1166 days ago

Hi Randy;

Sounds like a fun time.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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sandhill

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#3 posted 1093 days ago

Randy that looks like a great class, I have been collecting the tools and making the fixtures needed to build one of the world famous Sam Maloof rocking chairs, its been fun and I can’t wait to really start building it. It will be my first project in my new shop so I am very excited. Thanks for the inspiration.
Question: What is it that you use to make the rocker bending gig?

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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RBWoodworker

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#4 posted 1092 days ago

Hi Sandhill!!

Thanks..I am currently teaching another class at my So. Cal workshop now..and having it entirely filmed with each step to show how the rocker goes together and how its done..

The form you see in the picture was MDF glued together..and the profile of the leg bandsawed out and sanded smooth..I use the mating part of the form to act as a clamping cauliflower.. it works quite well..

I will be making another announcement for another class soon

Thanks..Randy

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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