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bkap

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10-31-2014 01:49 PM

Newly completed Maloof style rocker. Made of Argentine Mesquite, which is two and a half times stronger than Oak. It takes a finish almost as good as glass.

This is a standard style with vertical boards in the Headrest in place of one horizontal board.
This is a text rocker, where I used several small boards where I would usually use one board. Example is the Arm rest that is normally one board whereas on this rocker I spliced two boards together. My wife liked it and the rocker turned out much better than I expected. Showing that one can save cost by using scrap lumber to good advantage.
Get your Free Text on how to make these rockers.
See more pictures at kappelusa.com

-- Rocking Chair Guy


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 10-31-2014 02:04 PM

That’s beautiful Bill, you do amazing work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 10-31-2014 06:13 PM

I second Bondo’s statement.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 10-31-2014 07:24 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

You know how woodworkers appreciate someone enjoying their work.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#4 posted 10-31-2014 07:40 PM

Simply Rocking wow thats a beauty.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 11-01-2014 01:36 PM

Looks great Bill. My living room is starting to look like yours with rocking chairs all over the place. Haha. It’s always great to see another of your chairs.

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bkap

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#6 posted 11-01-2014 10:53 PM

I just had a Backslat brake, but it is an easy fix. I took a good look at the wood and it is the brittle middle slat. When I was making it I had some suspicions.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 11-02-2014 12:20 AM

Just beautiful and cool how you used smaller pieces. Pretty sure the third slat in on the left is the one that broke?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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bkap

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#8 posted 11-02-2014 12:32 AM

The center slat is the one that broke right at the top just short of the Headrest hole.

Everyone who has seen and rocked in this rocker has liked it even with the piece work. So far it looks like one can make a rocker from shop scrap.

I am watching it closely for any signs of problems with the extra parts. I will let you LJ’s know if something turns up.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 11-02-2014 12:40 AM

I just knew it was the one with the bark inclusion near the top. But I’ve been wrong before ;)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 11-02-2014 02:02 PM

I will replace it this week.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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