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This was my first attempt at a Maloof Rocker.The grinding makes a hell of a mess but it turned out pretty well.
-- The City Woodworker
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#1 posted 03-30-2014 03:49 AM
A Maloof rocker is a challenging project but well worth the effort. You’re rocker looks great.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario
#2 posted 03-30-2014 05:01 AM
Thanks. I think i am going to try the Maloof low back chair next.
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#3 posted 03-30-2014 11:26 AM
Yessss,,, bravo for the nice work , I know how much effort it takes, but what a reward at the end. I bet you won’t be able to let your eyes of that chair for a longggg time. Thanks for sharing.
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#4 posted 03-30-2014 12:08 PM
Very nice job, are the back slats steam bent?
-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!
#5 posted 03-30-2014 12:21 PM
Thanks Guys. Bleg1960, The back slats are cut out of 8/4 stock on the band saw. I used two different templates. First I marked and cut the template out on the front then I used the second template for the side profile to get the curve.
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#6 posted 03-30-2014 01:32 PM
Looks great, lots of work and dust. Very nice.
-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain
#7 posted 03-30-2014 02:09 PM
Mick, thanks for the info. Very labor intensive chair. That does not make this a cheap project when it comes to buying the material for sure. Could you share what your lumber cost worked out to? Pat
#8 posted 03-30-2014 02:16 PM
Pat, I am in school at the american woodworking academy in St Louis so the lumber was covered as part of my tuition. The whole project took 54 board feet of 8/4 oak. They did not have 8/4 stock at the school so I had to laminate 3/4 boards together. I dont think I will ever do it that way again its a real pain to glue up that much wood.
#9 posted 03-30-2014 02:32 PM
I guess you could call that part of the education. LOL That seems like alot of extra work to get to the final dimension but you have to do whats right. Thanks for the feedback.
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#10 posted 03-30-2014 03:44 PM
I think your tuition money is well spent! Best wishes to a guy with skill, talent and desire. Rockers and chairs teach us Sooooo Much. LOL!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
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