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How I make a rocker

2148 days ago by Brian | 10 comments »

I thought folks might be interested in seeing the steps that I take to make a Maloof style rocker. Perhaps after seeing how it isn’t really all that difficult to make one it might give encouragement to try and make one yourselves.These steps are for a mahogany rocker that I’ve finished.Started with quite a large slab of mahogany. This photo is after cutting 4 ft. from 1 end. This is 1 of many templates I use. I don’t have to do any measuring for many of the necessary ...

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Walnut Leopardwood rocking chair #1: My first Rocker from Hal Taylor's plans

1011 days ago by mbs | 4 comments »

My daughter is pregnant and I though I surprise her with a rocker for her first born. The rocker will be made of leopardwood and walnut. I got 8/4 ash for the laminate forms. I’ll have about 6 hours a week to work on it so it will take most of the winter. I haven’t ever made a rocker so I bought the plans from Hal Taylor and I’m already glad I didn’t try it on my own. Day oneI bought some 1/2” baltic birch for the chair patterns, cut them on the bands...

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A Deep Red Mahogany Finish

1646 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 14 comments »

A deep red mahogany finish doesn’t have to be the result of a complicated process. I’ll show you how I use a simple two-step method to revitalize my mother in law’s old beat up rocking char. First, a coat of General Finishes Merlot Water-Based Dye. Second, a coat of General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. Its all finished off with a nice satin lacquer topcoat. Topics Covered: Application tips for water-based dyes Application tips for gel stains The co...

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The Maloof Library Series #2: Sculpting a Maloof Chair Seat

1602 days ago by ScottMorrison | 5 comments »

My woodworker friends… Here is a brief video showing the steps involved in sculpting a Maloof Inspired rocker seat. I hope you enjoy seeing the dust fly! Sculpting a Maloof Rocker Seat>

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Wormy soft maple rocker ( Hal Taylor version ) #10: Wormy soft maple rocking chair finished!

1532 days ago by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

This was my first rocking chair I made, I built it about 3 months ago, actually did a blog on here about the build but never actually posted up final pictures actually this is the blog…..lol I’ve since built 4 more chairs out of various woods, this one was built using wormy soft maple that my brother had cut about 10 years ago from the bush behind my house. I gave this chair to my grandparents, as I didn’t fell that I could sell my first one also the ” quality &#...

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Bill Kappel starting Maloof style rocking chair class #1: Sam Maloof style rocking chair Class

243 days ago by bkap | 8 comments »

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 before I am able to post it to the Web Class site you can send me an email bill@kappelusa.com and request the next lesson. You now have three choices: (1) Send me an email for the Free text in which case this Free text will give you all you need to kno...

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My Maloof Rocker #2: Using A Rasp

1150 days ago by Tim Dorcas | 3 comments »

In this video Randy Child discusses the use of the rasp in shaping wood and demonstrates its use. My apologies in advance for the noise. I filmed this in a production environment of which I had no control. That said, you can still hear the content which I believe is relevant. Enjoy! Tim PS – Check out my website for more videos and woodworking information.

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

1574 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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The Maloof Library Series #3: Shaping Maloof Inspired rocking chair arms

1602 days ago by ScottMorrison | 3 comments »

In this video, I show how a Maloof Rocking Chair arms are shaped. Get your dust masks on and <cough> get ready to make some sawdust. Shaping Maloof Style Rocking Chair Arms>

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

1585 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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