Mesquite/Walnut Rocking chair(Maloof Inspired)

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Project by scott shangraw posted 10-17-2009 11:45 PM 4638 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mesquite w/Walnut, Maloof inspired rocker. Just finished this rocker up to take to a mesquite show in Fredericksburg TX. Sold it the second day, over 5 other rockers that were there at the show. I changed the design of this rocker a little and so far this is the most comfortable. This is the first rocker that I did out of mesquite and I found that the wood really fits well with this design. Although it is a little hard to shape and the sanding on our allergies was rough.

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-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 10-17-2009 11:48 PM

Beautiful Chair and great Craftsmanship.

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#2 posted 10-17-2009 11:51 PM

Sam would be proud well done for sure.

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 11:53 PM

That chair is out standing in a field! Great job, looks very comfortable. Not surprised it sold quick.

How do you shape it? Hand tools, files, spokeshave?

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 12:56 AM

Tim I use the angle grinders with a Kutzall wheel to get the bulk off then just the rasp I use the Nicholson #49 & 50.On Mesquite I also use a Japanese Rasp called a Shinto.

-- Scott NM,

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 01:01 AM

Great Looking Chair. Your craftsmanship is superb!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 10-18-2009 01:27 AM

Looks great! My dad made me one, it’s fabulous… so comfortable with lumbar support!

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#7 posted 10-18-2009 01:35 AM

I agree with Jim I know Sam would be very proud! Thanks on the tool info.

You are a true craftsman!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#8 posted 10-18-2009 01:43 AM

Another beauty. Well done.

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#9 posted 10-18-2009 04:49 AM

Very well done. The joint for connecting the legs to the seat are amazing.

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#10 posted 10-18-2009 06:23 AM

great work and takes for the tips on your methods of work

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#11 posted 10-19-2009 05:37 PM

If people only knew how hard it is to have this kind of outcome…they would pay millions for chairs like that. Well done…

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#12 posted 10-20-2009 06:15 AM


The chair is a work of art, truely beautiful.

How did the show go? The LOML was under the weather and we could not make it.
I understand from some others, that sales were pretty good.

Thanks for posting

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