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My MaLoof style rocker

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Project by Dale posted 04-26-2012 01:29 PM 1593 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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Lee A. Jesberger

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

Hi Dale;

That’s a great looking rocker. Nice work.

Lee

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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

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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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 http://www.first285.com

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Wazy

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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.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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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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DrDirt

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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.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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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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Dale J Struhar Sr

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

Beautiful

-- Dale, Ohio

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gfadvm

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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!!

....rookieII

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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.
gene

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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