Maloof Rocker

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Project by DocK16 posted 03-18-2012 11:46 PM 3498 views 7 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know there are a lot of rockers previously posted here but I finally get to scratch this off my bucket list. I started this back in Nov last year and worked on it as time permitted. I have always wanted to attempt building one of these but wasn’t sure if it was doable. After seeing Charles Brock give some demonstrations last year at Woodworking in America I decided it was time. I bought the package which included the book CD and patterns. Rough cutting the parts and joinery wasn’t that difficult however I must have watched the video and read the book 20 times each. I have never done much carving and figured that would be my downfall but I stumbled through it. The most arduous task is the filing and sanding which seemed to take forever. I plan on building another one (someday) which should go much faster now that I have the jigs, bending forms already made, and the most important thing, experience. If you’re planning on building one of these someday I recommend Charles Brock’s book and CD. Charles was a great help with questions I had.
I haven’t posted many projects in the past year as the ones I have completed have been large, time consuming or both; time for something small.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#1 posted 03-19-2012 12:21 AM

Wow … this just awesome. Spectacular finish and work.

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#2 posted 03-19-2012 12:21 AM

Beautiful looking rocker. I have Charles Brooks book, DVD and plans and hope to start my rocker soon. You have done a great job and I’m sure you will enjoy this rocker for years to come.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 12:40 AM

That rocker came out terrific, worth the time you put into it, start enjoying it.

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

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 01:15 AM

Amazing build! The wood is beautiful, the joinery perfect, and the finish really adds to the overall perfection of this rocker. You have my respect and admiration for doing this one.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 02:01 AM

Your right there are alot on here posted but I have to tell you I enjoy each and every one of them. This is a bucket list item for me to do as well. Congrats on your build.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 03-19-2012 02:09 AM

Extra fine workmanship a super looking chair ,very well done.

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 11:12 AM

Great job, DocK. As usual your work is beautiful.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 02:29 PM

You’ve really done an excellent job, thanks for sharing, Maybe I can work my courage up to attempt this someday.

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#10 posted 03-19-2012 05:28 PM

Exquisite! Rock on DocK!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#11 posted 03-19-2012 06:12 PM

Cool – I have the plan package but havent started.
It is hard to tell once you have sculpted the seat, but did you go with the flat seat, or did you cooper it?

Also for reinforcement – dowels or domino?

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#12 posted 03-19-2012 08:23 PM

DocK, thats a nice rocker!

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#13 posted 03-19-2012 09:58 PM

Suweeet! Excellent work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 03-19-2012 10:29 PM

Nice Job.
I also used Charles’ cd and book. This is a very rewarding project because you look at it and appreciate all that you have done and other people will also give you the same appreciation over and over for the finished product.

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#15 posted 03-19-2012 11:33 PM

Excellent piece for your re-entrance Dock.

The time invested paid off. Great job.

I wonder why you haven´t included your finished toolbox in your project list. Also a beautiful project. I started my toolbox after seeing your blog. Now this is an inspiration for a Maloof chair

Thanks for posting

-- Back home. Fernando

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