I’ve been quiet for a long time on this forum but have been active in the shop. Having met Sam Maloof 6 months before his passing and wanting to replicate his iconic rocker since first seeing it in FWW issue #42 back in 1983, I am making it now using Charles Brock’s instructions including dvd. The video is full of critical information that is not covered in Brock’s manual (understandably so) and being a senior my memory is often lacking.
I’m using Cyberlink Power DVD to view the dvd on my computer. It has a screen capture function that is perfect for capturing the image as a jpeg. I keep these images in a folder and can either print them as 4×6 photos or download the entire folder on my ITouch to have with me in the shop. As you proceed through the video and see a point you must remember, simply hit the pause button and then the capture button. Before doing this I set up a folder in My Pictures – Rocker Photos where these captured screens are filed.
Needless to say this has been a boon to my progress with the chair and has application for any project which is based in any way on a video. It has certainly saved me from creating more waste wood than normal.
-- Phil in British Columbia