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Maloof Rocker - Padauk #1: First cuts

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Blog entry by yellowtruck75 posted 08-01-2010 02:09 AM 1095 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my second Maloof Rocker using Hal Taylor’s plans. First time ever working with Padauk, before going to the lumberyard didn’t know it exsisted. Started by cutting out all the parts and staging them for the patterns.

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Was able to form the seat around some sap wood.



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Bearpie

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#1 posted 08-01-2010 03:16 AM

Looks like it is going to be a beautiful chair, are you going to be able to shape the seat and still keep the sapwood in there? Would be cool if you could.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 08-01-2010 03:44 AM

sapwood looks nice with that contrast eh? looks sexy in there

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#3 posted 08-01-2010 03:46 AM

Should be able to keep some of the sap would since its in the middle of the seat and thats the highest part.

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#4 posted 08-01-2010 05:49 AM

Going to be a great chair. How many board feet do you require to make one? How difficult are they?

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#5 posted 08-01-2010 11:21 AM

Its a lovely wood but that red dust gets everywhere. If its not too impertinant, how much did that little lot cost you? Just interested to see if lumber is cheaper in the States than here in the UK (assuming you’re in the US that is).

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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yellowtruck75

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#6 posted 08-01-2010 03:18 PM

I purchased 48 board feet of Padauk for this chair. Of the 4 8’ planks I got I am only going to be using 3 of them so thats probably 38’ bf that I will be using. BritBoxmaker I am in the “States” and actual in the state of Pennsylvania. In my area the Padauk ran me $7.30 a bf.

Smartlikestick, the chairs are difficult but using Hal taylor’s plans they are definitly easier to complete. I think that most people view them as very difficult thats why not alot of people attempt them. Regardless of the difficulty factor they are worth it in the end.

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#7 posted 08-01-2010 03:26 PM

Interesting. Including tax about $8.40 a bf in the UK. Britain is an expensive place to live. Thanks for the info. Look forward to seeing the chair.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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