Claro Crown

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Project by bkap posted 02-23-2012 11:49 PM 1741 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new Claro Walnut rocking chair with ivory and burled Mesquite accents that my class students learn to make during my $300 dollar seminar. They get all the text, patterns and jigs I use plus as many pictures as they want to take. I can show any woodworker how to make these Sam Maloof style handcrafted rocking chair using mostly just hand tools, no expensive tools needed. It is a lot of work, but you will know how to make one and I am always ready to answer questions plus you will have the full instruction text with patterns and jigs.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 12:04 AM

Nice looking chair and very nice transitions !

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 12:06 AM

That’s one beautiful rocker, very nice craftsmanship!

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 12:26 AM

That’s beautiful the craftsmanship is awesome, nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 12:29 AM

Beautiful rocking chair ,fantastic workmanship.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 12:38 AM

Beautiful chair -so I will ask the obvious question – where is your class held and when?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 01:19 AM

Thank you for the kind words. I live in Ephraim, Ut and I hold classes any time one wants to come visit (except Sunday). Go to my web site at to see more info. Believe me you already know most of what to do if you are a woodworker. I will demonstrate and explain all that is necessary so you to can build these rockers. I even show some unique ways to make a perfect leg joint as well as a few other procedures that Sam Maloof himself used in his later years.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 01:44 AM

Wood poetry…pleasing in all aspects. In other words – NICE ROCKER! Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 03:41 AM

Oh my…that is really really beautiful.

-- It's time to paint your butt white and run with the antelope

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#9 posted 02-24-2012 04:05 AM

That is a mighty fine chair. I will have to drop in and get some tips when I visit my Uncle in Ephraim.

-- I never finish anyth

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#10 posted 02-24-2012 02:04 PM

Outstanding work.

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#11 posted 02-24-2012 05:03 PM

Wonderful! Some very nice style changes. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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