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Sam Maloof style rocking chair class

10-12-2015 04:27 PM by bkap | 4 comments »

All you woodworkers,come out to Utah and build a Maloof style rocker with me. In one week you go home with the knowledge to make these rockers as well as taking home your own rocker. It will still need a lot of finish work, but all the joints and shapes will be there. I furnish the wood, text, patterns, jig and personal instructions. Any woodworker can do it, just one step at a time.

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Maloof style "Rocker class #1: Sam Maloof style rocking chair class

10-12-2015 04:27 PM by bkap | 0 comments »

All you woodworkers,come out to Utah and build a Maloof style rocker with me. In one week you go home with the knowledge to make these rockers as well as taking home your own rocker. It will still need a lot of finish work, but all the joints and shapes will be there. I furnish the wood, text, patterns, jig and personal instructions. Any woodworker can do it, just one step at a time.

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Plywood template-cut rocking bench. #3: First coat of epoxy

03-02-2013 03:19 AM by Fridgecritter | 1 comment »

Well, I decided to use epoxy after all, and it seems like it’s going to give the desired effect. I put a quart of epoxy on it for the first coat because I didn’t want it all to just run off the sides. After it dries I will put another quart on. It was surprisingly easy to work with, and had a pretty lengthy drying time. I used a flat block of wood to spread an even coat, and a foam brush to do the side parts. I ran a propane torch over the surface to take out the bubbles, which...

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Time lapse Woodworking #12: Sanding a Maloof rocking chair seat

06-03-2012 02:24 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

I’m sanding a solid walnut seat with a Festool RO150. I progress through sanding grits 150, 220, 320, 400, 500 and a burnishing pad. This is about a 40minute process made into a time lapse that is about 4:30 long. This is after I’ve ground out the seat using a kutzall carbide wheel, you can also view that process in my you tube channel. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy.

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TheWoodWhisperer Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Rocking Horse #2: Getting in Shape and putting it together

10-10-2011 04:13 AM by PurpLev | 7 comments »

Following yesterdays work I continued shaping the remaining parts. Yesterday I used a rasp on some smaller parts, and today having to work on larger parts and more of them I decided to forgo the rasp work and power up the oscillating belt sander. Looking back now, I am not sure it was any faster, but it required less muscle work at the cost of more dust in the air – and lots of it!. For parts that had duplicates I only shaped 1, and then using the router table and a flush trim bit tr...

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TheWoodWhisperer Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Rocking Horse #1: Making the cut

10-09-2011 02:46 PM by PurpLev | 5 comments »

This project is building a childs rocking chair. Marc at thewoodwhisperer.com is organizing this and this is a charity fund raising project towards woodworkers with cancer. For more info please visit http://thewoodwhisperer.com/wfc/ and join in on the project. it is a nice and fun project to work on, can involve working with the kids in various steps, and is god a good cause both in terms of the charity and in terms of the rocking horse for the kids! For a while there I really wanted to jo...

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Double lacewood rocking chair #2: Carve, Cut, Sand, and a little bit of glue

06-25-2010 04:18 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

Today I started with the seat or should I say seats, drum sand, notch and rabbbit seat, again do some stuff to the rear legs glue second adder block, carve out seat, continue gluing headrest pieces, notch and round over front legs to fit joint, cope arms with table saw, glue front legs together, continue gluing up head rest, shape rear legs, get the rear legs to 90% finished which is leg/seat joint fitted, sanded, routed, sanded…... Yup that was a good amount of work today, i’d...

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Double lacewood rocking chair #1: Day number one - Do a bunch of work!

06-24-2010 05:31 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 9 comments »

So i’ve been building the Sam Maloof, Hal Taylor inspired rocking chair to the point that about all I do is build these chairs and I love it! I’ve decided to market them locally as well as on the internet, so far i’ve done small, medium and large in soft maple, walnut and lacewood or a combo of walnut / lacewood. I want to be able to offer different rocking chairs as well as chairs and tables but let’s not get ahead of our selves here. Anyways i’ve decided ...

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Wormy soft maple rocker ( Hal Taylor version ) #9: Lot's of sanding, Glueing the headrest and mounting rockers / shaping rockers

03-10-2010 02:48 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 2 comments »

By the end of these pictures I’m siting in a rocking chair, that rocks and is about 95% complete! So I sanded to 320 grit everywhere that it would be hard to once the back supports were installed for good, as well as the supports them selves. Then glued the head rest using some clamps to keep it in line and using the screws as clamps, you remove 2 of the screws once dry. I then turned her over, the chairs that is and drilled my holes for the rockers and attached, proceeded to s...

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Toys for my Grandson #1: Jordan's first birthday

09-18-2007 04:20 PM by robbi | 7 comments »

Well, as some of you know, I have been working on a rocking horse for my grandson’s first birthday. I finally finished it, I will post a picture of it in my projects. I must say, it was quite the challenge. I had a very frustrating day trying to router the pieces to a template, I finally gave up and just cut them on the band saw and sanded them to size. At one point I actually thought, I am not going to be able to do this. And me and my big mouth, I had already told my daughter wh...

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