Can I see what tool you used to curve the Maloof leg to the seat?

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12-02-2012 11:15 PM

I made a Maloof chair last year and I’m about to start another two.
I had a hard time making a seamless transition from the leg to the seat. The curve is tight. What tools or tricks did you guys use for this merge?
Photos are always a help.
Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 01:06 AM

There used to be some videos on the net of Maloof making a chair while giving a lecture on woodworking, but they appear to be gone now. I suspect they were from a DVD of some sort, you might be able to find those.

However, from what I remember, I think he used a bandsaw in a way that he’s famously said “this is dangerous, don’t do it” (free-handling an angled cut), and a rasp.

When I need to shape a lot of work, I use a sanding disk on an angle grinder; with some practice you can do some pretty sharp and detailed curves.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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