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Forum topic by SeventyFix posted 04-11-2017 01:47 PM 695 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SeventyFix

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04-11-2017 01:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maloof tools galahad

I’m in the planning stages of the Maloof rocking chair build on the Wood Whisperer Guild site. This project has a lot of tools that I will likely only use once. This post is for those that have these tools and, like me, will likely not use them again. In short, I’m looking to purchase these tools used from someone who is done with them.

Here’s a link to the tool list:
https://thewoodwhispererguild.com/projects/sculpted-rocker/getting-started-rocker/

Tool List
Carving discs: Holey Galahad Coarse and Holey Galahad Fine
Die Grinder or other rotary tool
Bullnose Burr, Sphere Burr, and a Ball Nose Burr mills for die grinder.
Veritas Tenon-Cutters (1/2″ and 3/8″)
Miller Dowel 1X drill bit
Dowel Center Set
Whiteside Rabbet and Roundover Bit Set – Brock Chair Plan
Veritas Snug Plug Tapered Plug Cutters

Thank you in advance.


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diverlloyd

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 02:29 PM

Well if you want someone with a bit more experience talk to http://lumberjocks.com/bkap . Or watch his videos on YouTube he also sales plans Bill is a great guy and does beautiful work I even think he has a couple classes coming up. No offense to the woodwhisperer but I would trust Bill 1000 times more then him. Bill if you read this I will be sending a email here soon.

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JADobson

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 03:26 PM



No offense to the woodwhisperer but I would trust Bill 1000 times more then him.

I think you’ll be in good hands with Marc.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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diverlloyd

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#3 posted 04-11-2017 03:57 PM

I’m sure he will be to but there is something that comes with building a bunch of sculpted rockers that will make it easier and what not. Kind of like going and having a surgery done do you go to the guy with a couple under his belt or the couple with a couple hundred under his belt. Any way you go I’m sure your going to make mistakes and learn from them. Op do you plane on making one of the chairs or multiples?

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thewoodwhisperer

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#4 posted 04-11-2017 05:06 PM

My chair was derived from Charles Brock’s take on the Maloof original. The tools and techniques selected were taken from much of Chuck’s advice (who likely has hundreds of chairs under his belt), a lot of which comes from the original tools used by Maloof himself. I then put the tools and techniques through my own personal filter in hopes of further lowering the barrier to entry. Woodworking is not surgery. Many things I build, I’m building for the first time. But that doesn’t mean it’s my first time taking a tool to wood. Nor is it my first time teaching other people how to do things. :)

SeventyFix, if you are a Facebook user, you might consider joining our private Guild Facebook group. There you’ll be able to contact numerous other Guild members who’ve gone through this build. You might have a little better luck finding folks who can swap the exact tools you need. https://www.facebook.com/groups/twwguild/

Marc

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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diverlloyd

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#5 posted 04-11-2017 05:43 PM

Thanks Marc for the reply have you by chance watched the Maloof masterclass series. I found it on VHS it’s pretty informative. Like I said I’m sure he is in good hands with you but with you being new to making one and taking from Brock’s take he should also look around for others who have made them (Bill being the one I suggested) to see the difference in the process used by each builder. As he may learn something from each of you and be able to use all of those techniques or see something in one of the other designs that he would like to incorporate. I also think it is very nice that you are donating to the maloofs. I think you may have taken my comment the wrong way also I wasn’t saying you are a inexperienced wood worker with using tools just at having less experience at the sculpted chairs. I would have given the same advice about finishing also minus I would have inserted Charles Neil’s name instead of Bill’s name. By just going on experience your projects look good and you make mistakes and learn from them the guys who have been doing longer have made the same mistakes and more and have little tricks of the trade that they can share. It would be the same for me as a coppersmith I have learned a lot from my elders and from the younger guys that I have been able to make my own and have been able to avoid mistakes by watching and listening to the advice of others not just following the advice of one.

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SeventyFix

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#6 posted 04-11-2017 07:33 PM

Right now the plan is to only make 1 chair. To be honest, I don’t even have a place to put it. It just looks like a killer project. I have no idea how to get it done so I’m looking forward to the challenge. I might donate it to a church, a woman’s shelter or something like that when it’s done – I haven’t decided. That being said, I held a company party at my house last Saturday and everyone loved my Spagnuolo special Morris chairs!

I’m sure that there are a lot of good resources out there. But Marc is my guy. I really enjoy the way that he presents information – each video series is entertaining and easy to watch. I’m a mid-level woodworker and my skills have been honed on my Spagnuolo Roubo and the aforementioned Marc Morris Chairs! No offense to anyone else but I like what Marc is doing and I love chocolate and tan Dobermans.

I abhor Facebook like nature abhors a vacuum. But I might be convinced to join if that connects me to good woodworking resources.

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diverlloyd

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#7 posted 04-11-2017 07:48 PM

If you buy the tools plan on making more then one at time it is a lot easier that way to make extras while you are set up. I donate 95% of what I make and would say to anyone making a single chair make two and donate one. Oh and keep the guard on your grinder and tuck your shirt in. They will snatch up a shirt tail in a heartbeat. You should do a blog on making your chair or chairs it would be nice to see a first timers view on making one and good luck.

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SeventyFix

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 09:01 PM

Not bad advice – I’ll consider it. Thank you.

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