|Project by Reddial||posted 07-30-2016 03:28 AM||1091 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
This was my 2nd Maloof inspired Rocker. For both I was guided by DVDs from Scott Morrison (http://www.finewoodworker.com/). My first rocker was walnut. this one is cherry. I’m happy with both. You can view my walnut rocker posted in my projects page.
This second one was somewhat easier since I already had all the recommended jigs, fixtures, and templates.
This is more of a sculpturing project than your typical woodworking project. I used these tools extensively. Additionally, it produced a massive amount of wood chips, shaving and dust, much more than I could stand in my shop. I had to take the aggressive sculpting outside. And wear eye and ear protection and mask.
Below is the completed seat and legs glued up to produce the primary structure. All joinery is consistent with ‘Maloof’ including the 5 degree canter of the rear legs. Nearly everything was cut from true 1 ¾” stock.
Here are some progress pictures;
Bent Lamination to create the rockers. I used the same form for both to assure they were identical.
The accent wood is walnut. I applied 4 coats of Maloof Oil/Poly and 2 coats of Maloof Oil/wax. I will apply a final coat of paste wax.
This is a great project. Go to Scott Morrison’s site (http://www.finewoodworker.com/) to get the dvds. With Scott’s instruction, it’s easier than you might think. Good Luck.
-- Darrel..."The biggest threat to 'good' is 'better'.