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Maloof # 5

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Project by DocK16 posted 527 days ago 1280 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 5th chapter in my book entitiled Maloof Madness. I started building these rockers a little over a year ago after seeing Charles Brock’s demonstration at Woodworking in America. I have tried to make each one a little different, this one is black walnut with hickory spindles. (A belated Christmas present for my sister) I used the 3 step finish Charles advertises on Highland Woodworking site, basically and oil and wax finish. It came out with a very flat finish, I was able to get only a minimal sheen to it even with quite a bit of hand buffing. I have enough walnut stashed in my shop for about 10 more chairs, now if i could only find some 8/4 cherry!!!

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





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 527 days ago

great looking rocker. I know how much work goes into making one maloof style rocker, to build 5 in little over a year is pretty amazing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 527 days ago

Awesome job!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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jap

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#3 posted 527 days ago

great work

-- Joel

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 527 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! 5 in a year! I’m still trying to work up the courage to tackle #1. I’ve got to add you to my list of heros.

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

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bugz

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#5 posted 527 days ago

Very nice, I love the design. Just got the wood for my first one, congrats on 5 in one year, I think I have been a couple of years getting to the first one. Great craftsmanship. What type of finish have you been using? Or is the three step finish your normal?

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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JL7

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#6 posted 527 days ago

Fantastic chair! Beautiful. 5 in a year…..wow.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 526 days ago

Man, Doc, you’ve got this down. Beautiful!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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randyb

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#8 posted 526 days ago

wow!!! nice job, that is a beautiful chair!

-- I was going for that distressed look

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Chris P

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#9 posted 526 days ago

I love these Maloof style chairs, one day I’ll take a shot at making one. Beautiful Job!

-- Chris, Long Island

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Maveric777

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#10 posted 526 days ago

Love it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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steve

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#11 posted 526 days ago

Awesome Rocker, really nice!
I’ve got 4/4, 5/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4 Figured Cherry, it’s not hard to find.
I don’t have massive quantities, mostly half dozen of each, but I have a supplier that stcks all these sizes at ANY quantity.
The figure in the Cherry (some call flaming) is simply a better grade, I buy Cherry in 9”+ widths and get a quality grade…
oh, and, the 90/80 RED is the best, but only comes in 4/4
I used the 90/80 in my Dresser project for the bottom 6 drawers – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/79775
remarkable grain for Cherry. http://www.downesandreader.com/info/domestic-hardwood/cherry
Check out these guys (Downes & Reader) they ship Worldwide and have a Ebay store

http://www.downesandreader.com/

-- steve/USA

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mbs

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#12 posted 523 days ago

Beautiful work. I’d like to see more pics of your chair.

I’m getting close to completing my 2nd Hal Taylor chair. I think you’re more diligent at staying on task than I am.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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steve

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#13 posted 521 days ago

”...now if i could only find some 8/4 cherry!!!”

Awesome Rocker, really nice!
I’ve got 4/4, 5/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4 Figured Cherry, it’s not hard to find.
I don’t have massive quantities, mostly half dozen of each, but I have a supplier that stcks all these sizes at ANY quantity.
The figure in the Cherry (some call flaming) is simply a better grade, I buy Cherry in 9”+ widths and get a quality grade…
oh, and, the 90/80 RED is the best, but only comes in 4/4
I used the 90/80 in my Dresser project for the bottom 6 drawers – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/79775
remarkable grain for Cherry. http://www.downesandreader.com/info/domestic-hardwood/cherry
Check out these guys (Downes & Reader) they ship Worldwide and have a Ebay store

http://www.downesandreader.com/

http://www.stevensmasterwoodworks.com

-- steve/USA

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Philip

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#14 posted 483 days ago

Great looking rocker!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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