My MaLoof style rocker

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Project by Dale posted 04-26-2012 01:29 PM 2094 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally did it, completed my MaLoof style rocker. I retired last June at age 69 and decided a few months later that I would finish the biggest item on my bucket list before my 70th birthday. It’s not perfect, but I like it (alot). Thanks to Hal Taylor for the great plans and support, also to my wife Sue for her help, patience and support. Thanks for looking. By the way I finished with 6 weeks to spare.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#1 posted 04-26-2012 01:33 PM

Hi Dale;

That’s a great looking rocker. Nice work.


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#2 posted 04-26-2012 01:42 PM

great great rocker youve made there …. a maloof rocker is also on my list of things id love to accomplish

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 04-26-2012 01:59 PM

Great looking rocker! I bet your wife takes over this one, you’ve still got time to make one for yourself. LOL

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 04-26-2012 02:07 PM

I agree with Hal…. you still have time! That is truly a beautiful piece of work. The only way out of making 2 (as I see it) is ? .. 0h heck… there isn’t one. Maybe a sitting schedule will work. With that kind of craftmanship, your wife just made a new list, you won’t have much time to sit. LOL

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#5 posted 04-26-2012 02:49 PM

Beautiful work a wonderful chair.

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#6 posted 04-26-2012 03:25 PM

Another beautiful rocker. You have done a great job. I can see you took some time to carefully match and select the wood to get the most out of the grain pattern. The chair looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 04-26-2012 07:34 PM

So what did you decide to finish with? Did you go Watco like Hal recommends – or something else?

Looks nice – I have Hal’s plans and the wood to do it, but it hasn’t happened yet.

-- “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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#8 posted 04-26-2012 07:38 PM

That is a gorgeous chair, nice work Dale!

-- Rex

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#9 posted 04-26-2012 09:22 PM

you have made one beautiful chair, i love these chairs…i doubt i ever make one but i sure love yours, now you have a place to rock the days away…lol..actually its time to keep working, relax a little but work for yourself now…you could make more chairs and sell them…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 04-26-2012 09:29 PM


-- Dale, Ohio

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#11 posted 04-27-2012 01:25 AM

Another beautiful Maloof rocker. I love the laminated rockers and the way you oriented the wood grain makes it a very special piece. My goal is to someday have the skills to build one of these. Not sure I’ll live long enough!

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

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#12 posted 04-27-2012 01:42 AM

That is superb!!


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#13 posted 04-27-2012 02:06 AM

Oh Yea, it a beautiful chair thanks for posting…BC

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#14 posted 04-27-2012 02:34 AM

Nicely executed. I like the seat and the crest.

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#15 posted 04-27-2012 02:46 AM

I’m not much of a fan of rocking chairs (too young yet) but I am a fan of fine woodworking and this really makes the grade. There is sculptural beauty in your perfect flowing curves with a seat element that is beyond compare. The centre blond area and the layer of light wood carries the day for me.

p.s. Don’t forget to add “chair” to your tags.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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