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Project by DocK16 posted 09-21-2014 10:30 PM 1592 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this hickory Maloof Rocker last winter and it sat idle most of the summer. Hickory has a nice warm tan color when finished and is I think one of the prettiest rockeres I”ve made but working with hickory is difficultl, it is hard and brittle, splinters easily,is difficult to carve and dulls your tools fast. I have more 8/4 hickory but I don’t think I will be building any rockers with it.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.





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Dan Pleska

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 11:01 PM

Nice looking chair, DocK!

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com

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Dave G

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 11:10 PM

That’s a beauty! I think it was worth the trouble.

I just finished a hard maple Maloof chair. HM was pretty predictable.

How did the hickory work with a sandpaper disc grinder?

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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oldsmoothy

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 11:10 PM

Nice work, beautiful wood, I love hickory,

-- OS, Burleson, TX

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 11:24 PM

Beautiful chair love the grain in the seat it is exceptional.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 11:50 PM

I love all Maloof style rockers but this one is particularly nice!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 09-22-2014 01:41 AM

You have made a beautiful rocker.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 01:47 AM

Very nice. Maloof rocker is still on my bucket list.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#8 posted 09-22-2014 02:35 AM

Wow! Very nice work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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sras

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#9 posted 09-22-2014 04:04 AM

You’re getting good at this!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#10 posted 09-22-2014 06:37 AM

Looks great. Like how you made it in you own style. Especially the seat and the armrests have a distinctive style.
Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Andrek

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#11 posted 09-22-2014 12:01 PM

Hi there !!!

Hickory !!! you are courageous, very nice work and you know what? never say never, I built one,. promising myself the same thing ,and guess what? I’m working on a very ambitious project ,,,,,,again.keep on making saw dust.

-- andrek

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#12 posted 09-22-2014 01:33 PM

Beautiful work…love hickory! Looks great!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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