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Legacy Project: The Dundas Rocking Chair #2: Pile o' Parts Plus a comparison of the Dundas to the Maloof

11-24-2012 07:54 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

With my limited experience in the world of rocking chairs, I’m inclined at this point to divide them into two groups: Armed and no arms. Of those two, the first group has two subgroups: Arm integral with the front leg, and Not. The Windsor Rocker is a fine example of the arm and leg not being integral. The most elegant of the other subgroup is the Maloof chair. Much has been written here and elsewhere about this iconic design. Let me just add that, having built one, I c...

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Wormy soft maple rocker ( Hal Taylor version ) #6: Stacks to rockes, extra width to back braces, jigs

03-03-2010 05:32 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

Empty clamp rack…... hmmm what could that mean, where did they go? Here they are, adding the ” stacks ” to my rockers, and adding a little thickness to the bottom of the back braces While i’m showing the rocker Jig, I might as well show the back brace jig, both are 8, 3/4’’ pieces of mdf, I think I went a little over killbut hey if i’m building chairs for the next 30 yrs it was worth it! Arms glued next step is shaping top...

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Maloof rocking chair class question

01-25-2012 05:00 AM by bkap | 6 comments »

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 chair science. If at least six (6) woodworkers sign up for any week-long (5 days) “class bundle,” then, by a drawing, one of those woodworkers will receive that “class bundle” for FREE. Included in the five-day (Monday t...

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Sculpted Maloof inspired Rocking Chairs #1: Rough shapes and construction

06-06-2012 02:30 PM by Ehren | 7 comments »

For a while now I’ve wanted to build a rocking chair. I was finally tipped into starting the construction after my dad is retired after a thousand years and I found my wife trying to rock my kid to sleep in a folding chair in the nursery and so I’ve finally set aside my other projects and buckled down. In the purest form of logic I decided since I’ve set aside the time for one, might as well build two, just don’t tell the wife or father which one I make all the mistak...

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

02-18-2011 03:08 PM 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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Rocking Chair Build #3: Laminations and seat

10-18-2011 07:03 PM by Topapilot | 1 comment »

I have been busy on the rocking chair, just not busy posting updates. I’ve made 8 back braces two at a time on the glue up form. The back braces are walnut, ash, ash, walnut (4 layers) and are sequenced; the braces will have lams 1-8 of the same billet visable left to right as you look at the chair. From the back it will be that way as well. Here’s the glue up: The rockers are glued up one at a time, with an ash lam in the #4 position of 9 total lams. The lams are sequ...

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Double lacewood rocking chair #5: No internet make Paul do more work

07-15-2010 04:00 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

Ya that’s right the internet left my life since July 1st, I just got it back yesterday I have since finished the double rocker, of course taking pictures along the way. I will update this blog daily still posting about how much work I did each day. In this series I have now sculpted the seat joints about 90% done, the head rest is starting to take shape and let me tell you it’s a work of art! lol I ” fixed ” the arm where it attaches to the leg then glued it...

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Rockin' Ride #3: Router Work

01-14-2009 06:04 AM by kshipp | 2 comments »

Refers to project posted here. I started this project out with the SketchUp design so I printed full-size templates to make my pieces. My original idea was to use 1/4” hard board as a pattern for a pattern trimming bit. I cut out the hardboard on the scroll saw and then cleaned them up with my spindle sander. I tried to use the pattern bit on a practice dog dish stand with some leftover wood and didn’t have good results. I think my pattern bit is probably not the hig...

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Rocking Chair Build - Due Oct 5 #2: Preparing the Seat

04-21-2015 12:57 AM by Marshall | 2 comments »

Part 2 of my chair build—based on Hal Taylor’s plans. With the seat glued up, it was time to flatten it, trim it to size, and cut the notches for the back legs. In terms of flattening, I just wanted it flat enough to get square edges when I cut it on the table saw. I didnt need a perfect surface since it was going to be carved out and shaped later. To cut the 3”x3” back leg notches, I clamped the seat to my miter gauge that had a tall sacrificial board ...

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Grandchildren's Christmas 2010 #1: Emily's rocker

12-28-2010 08:45 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

First, a warning. For some reason this year the kids got into the dressup clothes and so a lot of the pictures in this series show people, tall and short, with some adornment, sometimes bizarre. Emily: Fourteen months old, barely toddling. I decided on a rocker, and in the construction two things unfolded: It became an exercise in materials-at-hand which translated to a nice tour of some hardwoods, and (2) it didn’t have a farm animal head (rejected early on) or a nic...

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