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New Heron Headcrest Maloof style rocker

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Project by bkap posted 05-27-2014 01:18 AM 847 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Maloof style rocker is a project in work. I wanted to show the new Heron Head-Crest made using Claro Walnut and inlay-ed with glass. The rocker is in my ‘Ranch’ front leg style. Yet to be fully sanded and rubbed with finish materials. The HeadCrest is Claro Walnut natural edged on top. I will use glass for accents like dowel plugs, vine with leaves, and runner standoffs.

When I have completed the rocker I will post pictures of details of accents.

-- Rocking Chair Guy





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mwilhelm

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#1 posted 05-27-2014 01:48 AM

Bill,

This rocker is going to be amazing. That head-crest and inlay look fantastic and those backslats will look amazing once you get some finish on them. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 03:16 AM

You the Rocker man!

It will be another work of the master!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Bigkahunaranch

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 02:36 PM

Great looking rocker, I will be following till the end.

BTW-thanks for the rocking chair plans, I am anxious to get started.
I think I will order the full size templates, looks like a good thing to have.

Dave

-- Living the American dream in the best state on earth !

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mcoyfrog

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 07:01 PM

Awesome so is the glass crushed? I’m interested in the technique you used

The chair is amazing as always I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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bkap

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#5 posted 05-27-2014 09:53 PM

Thanks guys, the glass is safety glass tapped so it will shatter and I use it this way. See my ‘Crown Jewell’ same glass molded in my kiln to the shape I wanted.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 06:41 PM

Thats awesome Bkap… so I gather you did a low temp (1200ish) to tack it together and not loose the shape?

I never thought of that breaking it first then fire back together way cool, I might have to try it sometime.

Again your chairs are amazing works of art I love them all

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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bkap

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 07:12 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.
I use an old Kiln so I go by guess and by golly until it slumps like I want it. I like it to show the internal broken pieces, but smooth on the exterior. This way is it genital to the touch, but shows the highlights of the inner parts. Sometimes I add a bit of glitter for a surprise.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 10:34 PM

LOL i have a small jewelry kiln just like that

Awesome thanks for the info

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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