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Building a Dr. White's Chest #12: Applying Finish

348 days ago by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Final Blog Series VideoWatch this video to view my finishing techniques on the Dr. White’s chest. This has been a fun project to build. I took my time through the finishing process since I no longer had a deadline. I’m pleased with the way the finish turned out and as I type this, Mary is loading her clothes into the chest. Finish Choices I used shellac on most of the interior surfaces. It’s easy to apply and goes relatively odor free quickly. I applied three co...

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My Maloof lowback #14: Done! Almost.

477 days ago by Antti | 3 comments »

1,5 years later, here it is. I have to admit, it only has one coat so far. Couple more, and maybe polish with a pad or steel wool.

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

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

1250 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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Double lacewood rocking chair #5: No internet make Paul do more work

1468 days ago 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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Double lacewood rocking chair #2: Carve, Cut, Sand, and a little bit of glue

1489 days ago 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!

1490 days ago 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 ) #10: Wormy soft maple rocking chair finished!

1503 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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The Maloof Library Series #6: Building a Maloof Inspired Low-back Chair - video introduction

1517 days ago by ScottMorrison | 3 comments »

Howdy fellow sawdust makers, I just completed my new video, “Building a Maloof Inspired Low-back Chair”, and thought you might enjoy seeing the introduction sequence (filmed just outside my workshop). Enjoy! Video>

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

1544 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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