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Forum topic by ShawnH posted 07-01-2010 02:57 PM 1426 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ShawnH

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07-01-2010 02:57 PM

I have been looking for a Maloof style chair building class. I am in Washington state. Does anybody have a suggestion? I have seen 2 video and template packages, one $89 through Highland and one for $185 from Scott Morrison. Any thoughts on this would be great.

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson


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#1 posted 07-01-2010 03:23 PM

There are several good schools that do this kind of stuff in Indiana, but I suspect you are not interested in traveling that far. I live in Iowa and I am not aware of anything in the northwest.

You can find most, if not all, of these schools with google. If you need help locating these Indiana schools let me know.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 07-01-2010 04:12 PM

I purchased the Scott Morrison Simple Rocking Chair video and templates. He does a very nice job of going through the building process. I didn’t have any problems making the rocker, although it did take quite a bit of time (about 100 hours). It was also my first attempt at building a chair of any kind. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/33848

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#3 posted 07-01-2010 04:18 PM

Shawn –
Closer for you would be “William Ng” School. I see his class advertised but have no idea how the class runs, or a completion rate. His school brings in instructors much like Marc Adams does.

his school is down in Anaheim/Orange County CA
http://www.wnwoodworks.com/

If you are going to travel anyway though – I have been thoroughly impressed with the time I have spent at Marc Adams in Indiana – even though it is a 12 hour drive for me from Mid Kansas to Indianapolis. It is a very easy flight. the people and facility are top notch.
The other schools are likely good too – since it takes a certain person to run a woodworking school, but I have only attended MASW.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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