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Maloof/Barnard Curly Maple Rocking Chair

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Project by DocGrins posted 08-26-2018 08:43 PM 946 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished finishing this chair. Original construction was started in class at Dale Barnard’s Woodworking School in Paoli, Indiana. After classes I took it home, where I continued carving, contouring and sanding it to get the contours and finish I wanted. About 60 board feet of Curly Maple used in fabrication. Finish started with Lockwood Aniline Dye #140 (Antique Yellow) diluted to 1/4oz per quart of water, sprayed, dried and then sealed with pre-catalyzed lacquer, rubbed out with a brown scotch bright pad and then with 0000 steel wool followed by 3 coats of wax.

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana





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DMiller

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#1 posted 08-26-2018 09:39 PM

Looks Great!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#2 posted 08-26-2018 11:06 PM

That’s really wonderful. Someone looks very happy with her new chair.

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#3 posted 08-26-2018 11:07 PM

Very nice! Dale does a good job with his classes.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#4 posted 08-26-2018 11:07 PM

That wood is really beautiful – thanks for sharing (and inspiring).

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 08-26-2018 11:49 PM

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-27-2018 12:47 AM

Very beautiful work, a piece of heirloom, you will enjoy for a very long time. Brabo.

-- andrek

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#7 posted 08-27-2018 01:14 AM



That s really wonderful. Someone looks very happy with her new chair.

- BurlyBob

Thanks! I think her exact words were “I live right here now!” but I wasn’t sure if it was the cocktail in her hand talking or not.

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana

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DocGrins

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#8 posted 08-27-2018 01:14 AM



Looks Great!

- DMiller

Thank you!

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana

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DocGrins

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#9 posted 08-27-2018 01:16 AM



Very nice! Dale does a good job with his classes.

- cracknpop


Thanks! Sounds like you’ve taken a class with Dale before….which ones have you done there?

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana

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#10 posted 08-27-2018 01:20 AM

Very Nice, job well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 08-27-2018 01:50 AM

Huge accomplishment making such an exquisite rocker.

Congrats on pulling it off.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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therealSteveN

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#12 posted 08-27-2018 02:12 AM

Awesome chair, and good to see you understand the Happy Spouse, Happy House thing, it will serve you well.

I had no idea one of those chairs ate up 60 bd/ft. though.

Nice build, nice post, thanks for sharing it with us, and congrats on your 3, well deserved.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 08-27-2018 01:28 PM

Excellent execution – lucky you to have Dale’s guidance. It’s hard to fine a project that is more satisfying to make than Maloof’s rocker especially when everyone who sits in it (only with my wife’s permission) shows so much delight.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#14 posted 08-27-2018 01:43 PM

ok I be the one to say your pictures suck I like to know just how you could make such a beautiful heirloom rocker like this is and the put up STUPID PICTURES :<(((((((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#15 posted 08-27-2018 02:46 PM

Your rocking chair looks great and I understand the hard work that goes into it.

I am making one out of Claro Walnut and took a class from Bill Kappel in Utah. It is a lot of very hard but satisfying work.

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