Sam Maloof Rocking Chair

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Blog entry by RBWoodworker posted 03-23-2009 05:54 AM 2157 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m new fact this is my very first blog in I have been a woodworker for the last 20 years..refinishing my grandmothers rosewood nightstands when I was 14 years of age and have inherited them after they passed..I have been an avid follower of Sam Maloof like everyone else and have had countless conversations with Sam and the guys that work for him (Larry, Mike and Dave) I have made many copies of his rocking Chairs for family and friends and have read countless articles from other woodworkers and seen their designs of his famous rocker..I just wanted to meet and visit with other fellow woodworkers and make new friends..

-- Randall Child

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#1 posted 03-23-2009 06:04 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#2 posted 03-23-2009 06:10 AM

Thank you kindly Ron for the warm welcome..I hope I can share my experience and help anyone who might have trouble with their projects..I would love to know how to add pictures, for I’m currently making a Maloof Rocker in Tiger Maple and if anyone would like to see the progress they can..if i can figure out how to add photo’

-- Randall Child

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#3 posted 03-23-2009 06:30 AM

Welcome to LJs.
We are very gratefull for your willingness to join this great woodworking community and share your knowledges and experience with us. With 20 over years experience in woodworking and having built a number of Sam Maloof’s famous/popular rockers in particular, people like me would benefit most.
Looking forward to seeing you projects, tips and tricks.

Have a nice day.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-23-2009 06:56 AM

Welcome aboard. There is a lot to absorb here. I learn something everyday.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 03-23-2009 11:46 PM

Welcome, I am an admirer of SM style chairs. I finish my first one last year and I am on my way to build 2 tables and 9 chairs in his style.

-- Zipsss

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#6 posted 03-24-2009 05:08 AM

Welcome Post a few pictures of some of your chairs.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 03-25-2009 06:39 AM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome..I have been doing Sam’s stuff for as long as I can remember.. I first saw his Tiger Maple Rocker at the LA fair..and had to have one, not realizing how much they cost..I called Sam and we talked for about an hour on the phone before he invited me up to make copies of his templates and taught me to make my me..I was a long learning curve, but now..I’m able to make them pretty much blind..I guess practice does make perfect..I’m still trying to figure out how to post pictures on this ..I have 2 tiger maple of his rockers going on in my shop and am about to start a 3rd in Walnut

-- Randall Child

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