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How Did Sam Maloof's Rocker Inspire Us with That First Glance?

1252 days ago by Charles Brock | 2 comments »

What makes Sam Maloof’s work so attractive at first glance? When I saw my first picture of his rocker in the old 1983 article in Fine Woodworking, What jumped out at me and said, “Wow”? What inspired all that has been said and done by woodworkers and lovers of fine furniture based on that initial look at his rocker? Maloof was a master woodworker, designer, finisher, personality and other things wonderful but my thought is to capture all of us so totally with that first g...

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Learn to Sculpt A Flowing Chair with Charles Brock #2: Part 2 Start with the Hard Lines and a Rasp

1546 days ago by Charles Brock | 3 comments »

*I am a professional woodworker, woodworking teacher and publisher. Fine woodworkers can build their dream rocker with help from a dvd, book, full-size patterns and online support titled Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock. The next release in the series will be Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair.*Part 1 – “Lines, Shadows and Curves, Oh My!” contained some exercises to help train and improve your sculptor’s eye. Let’s put the rasp to wood...

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Learn to Sculpt A Flowing Chair with Charles Brock #1: Lines, Shadows and Curves, OH MY!

1557 days ago by Charles Brock | 1 comment »

**I am a professional woodworker, woodworking teacher and publisher. Fine woodworkers can build their dream rocker with help from a dvd, book, full-size patterns and online support titled Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock. The next release in the series will be Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair. A graduate of one of the moist prestigious woodworking schools in the U.S. recently wrote me to ask for help. I am not sure how he arrived at having constructed a ro...

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Are you a #1 or a #10 on the Woodworker's Style Continuum

1578 days ago by Charles Brock | 12 comments »

I am a woodworker, teacher and publisher of woodworking instructional bundles consisting of DVD, book, full-size patterns and on-line support. Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock has sold to hundreds of fine woodworkers all over the world. My newest project Build A Maloof Inspired Low-Back Dining Chair with Charles Brock will be available soon. When teaching woodworking classes I can quickly tell if a woodworker’s style is that of an artist or an engineer or somewhere i...

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Going Pro as a Woodworker - Part 5 - Getting the Tools you Need

1581 days ago by Charles Brock | 6 comments »

I am a professional woodworker, instructor and publisher. My instructional bundle titled “Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock” has helped fine woodworkers all over the world to make their rocker a reality.My newest project is Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair with Charles Brock. Part five is my opinion about acquiring the tools of the trade. I hope you enjoy! While teaching a recent woodworking class, I was asked a question in front of the group that ...

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The Maloof Inspired Rocker Russian Style - Parts 1 and 2

1585 days ago by Charles Brock | 2 comments »

My Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker Instructional Bundle has helped fine woodworkers all over the world to build their “Bucket List” rocker. The following is one of my favorite customer feedback stories. It really touched me that a project from Columbus, Georgia could reach around the woodworking world. Part 1 Thomas Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” describes the world’s new reality. The computer and the Internet have made it possible for people to c...

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The Maloof Inspired Rocker Russian Style - Part 1

1589 days ago by Charles Brock | 1 comment »

My Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker Instructional Bundle has helped fine woodworkers all over the world to build their “Bucket List” rocker. The following is one of my favorite customer feedback stories. It really touched me that a project from Columbus, Georgia could reach around the woodworking world. Thomas Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” describes the world’s new reality. The computer and the Internet have made it possible for people to connect via...

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Seven Day Build Your Maloof Inspired Rocker Class

1591 days ago by Charles Brock | 2 comments »

I am a Woodworker, teacher and producer of the DVD,book and pattern bundle titled “Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock.”. My website is www.charlesbrockchairmaker.com. My newest project is the second in the Build A Maloof Inspired Furniture Series titled Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair with Charles Brock. Pictures of some of my student’s work are shown on my project post. On January 12, 2010, five fine woodworkers who journeyed from across t...

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Going Pro As a Woodworker Part 4 - Finding Customers

1594 days ago by Charles Brock | 4 comments »

This is a series taken from my website’s blog www.charlesbrockchairmaker.com on becoming a woodworking professional. Previous Going Pro posts include “The Dark Side, The Thrill of It All and Building Your Brand.” My newest project is the second in the Build A Maloof Inspired Furniture Series to go with the Maloof Inspired rocker titled Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair with Charles Brock. “If you build it they will come!” This is not completely t...

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Going Pro as a Woodworker Part 3 - Developing Your Brand

1596 days ago by Charles Brock | 10 comments »

Some of the most talented people in the world work in complete anonymity. If they are lucky after death somebody discovers their work and it becomes something of value. A professional should receive re numeration for their work and money too! Ha! How do you make the necessary connections with a qualified customer? What Is Your Brand? For years I was a general furniture maker. I built a large number of beds, tables and cupboards. I was a furniture maker with very little identity in a tow...

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