|Project by garysharp||posted 11-16-2008 03:23 AM||2402 views||9 times favorited||16 comments|
This is a Sam Maloof style rocking chair that I made in 2005 during and after I took a William Ng class in Anaheim Ca. His telephone Number is 714-993-4215. I highly recommend his class if you want to make this kind of rocker. The wood is Claro walnut from northern California. It has won awards in the California State Fair and The Design In Wood competition in San Diego Ca. I have spent 270 total hours working on it. The seat and the arms are totally different than the Sam Maloof rocker. When he saw it he told me that was a “very nice rocker” and that he liked the fact that I did not try to copy his exactly. This was the first woodworking project that I have made that has started a family fight over who gets to keep it. My solution is that I will make one for each grand baby and their mother. Yes I am making a baby rocker now and have been invited to submit it for entry into next years Design In Wood and the California State Fair “Fine Arts Competition” in the Sculpture division.
-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.