Maloof Rocker #2

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Project by DocK16 posted 07-30-2012 02:32 AM 2055 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished my second Maloof Rocker this weekend. I always planned on building a 2nd one but I just didn’t plan on it being so soon. The second one went much quicker, having made all the jigs and bending forms the first time around, plus not having to school myself like the first time The parts list and joinery is straight forward but the carving with die grinders, spoke shaves, files , rasps and scrapers takes many hours. Then comes the sanding and sanding and sanding and sanding. .... then some more sanding ….and then, well you get the idea. I used light color plugs in this one, not sure if I like contrasting or matching plugs better.
I made this chair approximately 2 inches wider and in my opinion it’s much more comfortabe. Last pic shows mama bear and papa bear versions.

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

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#1 posted 07-30-2012 02:56 AM

Those are awesome looking rocking chairs. I hope I can build one as good. I like the contrast between and light and dark woods. It’s a great look.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 07-30-2012 03:14 AM

Good looking rocker !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#3 posted 07-30-2012 04:03 AM

LOVE it!!

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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#4 posted 07-30-2012 05:36 AM

Great job. Your driving me nuts I can’t even get one started. Well I did start it but I need my shop done first.

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#5 posted 07-30-2012 07:19 AM

Wow Dock, I’m just a turner but I gotta sat these are pretty couple of impresive pair of chairs, first class work indeed :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 07-30-2012 10:43 AM

we see these so often we forget how hard it is to make them & all the time it takes. Both are lovely & i like the little white details.

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#7 posted 07-30-2012 11:45 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Every one of these chairs that gets posted makes me want to start building… I’m still waiting for wood to dry. That’s worse than watching paint dry or ice melt.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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Dan Pleska

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#8 posted 07-30-2012 11:51 AM

Beautiful chairs DocK. My two cents: I prefer the matching plugs. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#9 posted 07-30-2012 12:08 PM

Beautiful Rocker – excellent work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 07-30-2012 12:44 PM

The chairs are very beautiful, and the craftsmanship is excellent! Did I hear you say that there was a lot of sanding? :^D

The end result was worth the effort.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 07-30-2012 04:03 PM

Absolutely beautiful, well done.

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

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#12 posted 07-30-2012 10:51 PM

Better not sit down and rock, you might never make it back to the workshop

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#13 posted 07-30-2012 11:32 PM

Looks great. I like the contrasting plugs.

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#14 posted 07-31-2012 01:01 AM

Both of those are absolutely beautiful. It is encouraging to hear that #2 was quicker/easier than #1.

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

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#15 posted 07-31-2012 01:44 AM

Those are some fantastic looking chairs. Great job!

-- Ben from IL

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