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Sculpted Maloof inspired Rocking Chairs #2: Fitting leg joints and slow progress

07-25-2012 02:15 PM by Ehren | 0 comments »

I’ve been chipping away at this project. Work is moving us in a month so any and all progress has been intermittent between getting ready to move. I may end up finishing this chair once I get my family moved in. I’ll be headed to CO Springs so if anyone knows some good hardwood and tool sources out that way let me know. After a couple of attempts, the best method for me is to rough shape all pieces between the band saw, shaper, and belt sander before fitting. Once fit and g...

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In the wood shop today #3: Glued up rocking chair headrest

06-25-2012 05:12 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

Hey all, I’ve made another video this time I’ve just glued up the headrest of the current rocking chair I’m working on, I also discuss a little bit about the back braces. Hope you like it and again thanks for stopping by to have a look.

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In the wood shop today #2: Walnut rocking chair parts

06-22-2012 09:40 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

Here is another short video of what I’m up to, trying to stay busy which doesn’t seem to be a hard aspect in my life.Thanks for having a look. Paul

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In the wood shop today #1: Pair of walnut rocking chairs

06-18-2012 06:36 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 6 comments »

Hi all! Here’s a short video of what I’m currently working on in my wood shop.

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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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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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My second Rocking Chair from Hal Taylor Design - Walnut

05-14-2012 02:24 AM by mbs | 14 comments »

My mom went with me when I bought the wood for my first rocker and she realized I bought enough wood to make two rockers. She put her order in for one right then. Today is her birthday and mother’s day so I got started on the rocker. I don’t expect to get done until this winter because I don’t do much woodworking in the summer. 5/13/12 When I made my first rocker I cut enough rocker slats and back brace slats to make a second rocker. I got started by glueing up the ...

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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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Rocking Chair Build #11: Cutting the Head Rest

11-29-2011 06:31 AM by Topapilot | 1 comment »

In the last post you saw my fancy-schmancy headrest cutting jig. Well, I couldn’t come up with any reasons not to use it, so I loaded up my one and only headrest blank, fired up the saw, and started cutting… Here you see the back side of the headrest after the first cut. As you can see, the blade blew out the back side as I went along, but I figured I could sand it out… It’s a bit hard to see, but this picture shows the blade position just after exiting...

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Rocking Chair Build #10: Headrest cutting jig

11-29-2011 06:14 AM by Topapilot | 2 comments »

Hey team,I’ve behind in my project updates, so I’ll try to put up a few short posts covering what I’ve done in the last few weeks. With front and rear legs attached to the chair seat, it’s time to cut out the curved headrest. If you remember, I glued up 6 pieces 8” tall with a 5 degree bevel on the edges to create a arc of wood. We want the finished headrest to be a smooth curve front and back on a 28.5 inch radius. Naturally, I built a jig: In...

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