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bkap

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11-15-2015 02:58 AM

I finally got the help I needed and have now posted the first of, at least, 10 episodes on building the Maloof style rocking chair. These class are totally free and available on my web site at www.kappelusa.com. The first episode has been posted and is the Introduction to be followed, hopefully, by next Saturday with building the ‘Seat’ etc. I will be illustrating each critical step in building this rocker with all the jigs, templates, procedures, tools, woods and techniques I use. I will show how to make ‘perfect’ leg to seat joints with each of the tools such as the table-saw, router, band-saw and hand tools. I will show how to make the rounded bottom seat for aesthetics and a more comfortable seating. All the good stuff will be there even my jig for a perfect joint will be explained so you won’t need a table-saw.

The plan is to give enough information so any woodworker, even with a limited shop, can make this style rocker. I promise if you follow along one step at a time you too can make this rocker.

Be sure to order your Free text so you can follow along and fill in the blank spots such as sizes of the parts. Generally I won’t waste time giving details of items available in the text such as size of the parts.

My helper will be available this coming Saturday and without him I could never have gotten this far. He will help me make the videos then edit and post same.

Therockingchairguy:

-- Rocking Chair Guy


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#1 posted 11-15-2015 03:01 AM

Can’t wait to see it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-15-2015 03:39 AM

WOW!

That’s great!

I know you have been trying to get folks like me to build a rocker! LOL!

Congratulations!

Maybe Jim will build one?

www.kappelusa.com.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 11-15-2015 03:42 AM

Attempted to use the address

www.kappelusa.com.

got an error?

eliminated www. It goes to your web page

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 04:52 AM

Thanks so much for doing this, this is incredibly generous of you!

-- Learn Relentlessly

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bkap

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#5 posted 11-15-2015 02:24 PM

It is posted now on my web site www.kappelusa.com and YouTube. Be patient and I will post all the rest, with help.

Doc, be sure to use the http//.www.kappelusa.com protocol? If you have any more problems please let me know and I will have it fixed.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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bkap

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#6 posted 11-15-2015 02:38 PM

Doc, I forgot the : in the address ie http://www.kappelusa.com. It this doesn’t work ask you grandchild as I have to.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#7 posted 11-15-2015 04:20 PM

I went there,and where you ask for name,email,etc.I see the “layered”one on top the other for filling in the blanks.also where is the “class”at on the website, under what?I didn’t see it.

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#8 posted 11-15-2015 04:27 PM

found the video though google,here is the link.
https://www.kappelusa.com/videos.html

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bkap

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#9 posted 11-15-2015 04:33 PM

Click on ‘video’ on the left of the opening page of my web site at http://www.kappelusa.com

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#10 posted 11-16-2015 03:47 PM

Thanks for your thoughtful and considerate “how to”. Like many, this is on my bucket list. Hopefully, your video and text will boost it nearer the top. More likely, I will need your class. Nothing can improve on over the shoulder coaching.

-- Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

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bkap

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#11 posted 11-16-2015 06:10 PM

I am trying to make the seat portion of the class. Problem is I am by myself. I know some of you think “what a dummy” and maybe your are correct. This is all new to me, if it doesn’t smell like wood I don’t understand it.

‘SpindleMaker’ when I get all the sessions posted you will do just fine using the full text, patterns and videos.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#12 posted 11-16-2015 07:08 PM

I am nearly giddy about this opportunity. Thanks again Bill.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#13 posted 11-16-2015 07:38 PM

That’s awesome. Will watch as soon as I get home. thanks for doing this.

-- Julian

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bkap

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#14 posted 11-16-2015 09:27 PM

Jumbo Jack, ever use the SuperShop? I will be using one in the videos.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#15 posted 11-17-2015 09:22 AM

thanks for posting your videos. This is something ive always wanted to make but have never had the time to go to a class.

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