Five foot wall clock and Maloof style rocker

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Project by bkap posted 03-25-2012 02:42 PM 2662 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This five foot wall clock and the Maloof style rocker go together as part of an order I made for a customer.

The clock is a wonderful project in its self. I use the finest German movements available and give the original Gazo design my own flair.

The rocker is a duplicate of a garden rocker I made with Argentine Mesquite, one of my favorite woods, with the natural edge. The clock and rocker look like they were made for each other which they were.

If any of you woodworkers are still looking to build the Maloof style rocker you can get a free copy of the instruction text by going to my web site at and requesting same.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 02:45 PM

lovely well done love them both 5 out of 5 stars

hey i am first that’s rare

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 03:01 PM

Nice work. I like the inclusion on the head rail. That’s a nice touch.

-- Mel,

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 03:46 PM

Wow i’m just about speechless, those are both materpieces

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 04:16 PM

Townsend move over!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 05:04 PM

The clock is definitely very beautiful, rich of finely carved and turned details.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 05:46 PM

Beautiful work ,very very nice.

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#7 posted 03-25-2012 08:18 PM

Beautiful work on both the clock and the rocker. I read the story about the Gazo family in San Diego. Very interesting and nice to see so many of their clocks too. Here is the link in case anyone else is interested.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-25-2012 09:42 PM

Stefang very thoughtful of you to give the Gazo family site link, many a woodworker could gain a lot of inspiration from what this family was able to accomplish over the years. I have most of their brochures from past years and personally own their clocks. I plan to make several other clocks inspired by the Gazo influence.

I don’t suppose I have ever had an original idea of my own so I rely on a combination of what I see and like to inspire me to work harder and stay up later thinking about my new project. I just showed my wife a very nice piece of work in one of the Fine Woodworking magazines that prompted me to start another project.

You Lumberjocks and Lumberjanes keep up the good work.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#9 posted 03-25-2012 11:59 PM

Your beautiful rocker needs it’s own project page. It’s one of the most beautiful chairs I’ve seen!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#10 posted 03-26-2012 01:21 AM

WOW! Those are amazing. I love that wood. It looks a lot like Texas mesquite but is absolutely gorgeous. I knew you made beautiful chairs but the clock is really over the top. The live edge on the chair back makes it very special.

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

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#11 posted 03-26-2012 01:20 PM

It does an old woodworker’s heart good when his peers say nice things.

I have used and still plan to use Texas Honey Mesquite, but it does have a lot of inclusions, pitch pockets and holidays. These short comings of THM make using it more expensive since it can consume up to 100 bf instead of the usual 35 bf I use with Argentine Mesquite. I do have a load of THM in storage, but some Texan stiffed me with junk 8/4 wood and for two thousand dollars of lumber I may get one rocker and a bunch of scrap.

I understand there are some 40 verities of Mesquite in the world and I have used only two. Time allowing I may use more verities if I can use up what I have left of my Mesquite, Walnut and other species.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#12 posted 03-26-2012 04:00 PM

Can you use the THM in a piece that might be more forgiving? A Maloof style caninet? Krenov style?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 03-26-2012 04:43 PM

Thanks Doc, I will use the THM to make a rocker and whatever else possible. I like the orangeish patina the THM takes on over time so It will be good for something. I have a ‘Texas Crown” pictured on my web site that is made with THM with wind checks and pitch pockets which worked out pretty will.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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