Lesson #2 Learning the “Dynamics of a Rocking Chair” is crucial to our beginning: Dynamics of a Rocking Chair by Bill KappelUnlike most chairs, rocking chairs by their very nature of construction are a moving entity. Because a rock...
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Location: Ephraim, Utah
Working wood for over 60 yrs., doing projects of all varieties from clocks and tables to spoons and vases. These past years I have found that making rocking chairs gives me the most pleasure and that is all I do now just rocking chairs to my wife’s chagrin.
The icon picture is of my Flagship rocking chair with molded glass made in my kiln and inset into the Headrest. Accents of Ivory, burled Mesquite and curly Bastogne walnut are used with the Claro walnut body.
The blog picture shows part of a new style rocker, I call the ‘Hawaiian Classic”, made using genuine Hawaiian curly flame Koa. The Back-slats are shaped to represent leafs and the whole rocker has a more organic style.
-- Rocking Chair Guy
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Where do I post the CLASS info. on how to build a Maloof style rocker?
How to build a Custom Sculptured rocking chair Lesson # 1 Here is the free class text you wanted. It is complete and you can build a rocker using it. If you are following along with the Web Class and are anxious to upload the new text befo...
A short time ago one of my former rocking chair class students’ pass-a-way. His wife called me the other day asking for help disposing of her husband’s shop stuff. This included all his shop equipment and 8/4 hardwood varying species. I have at...
I am considering offering a new special for those who would like to take my Maloof-style rocking chair class. After talking to a number of woodworkers, I have come up with a “class bundle” offer for a week of instruction on rocking ...