Maloof Rocker - Padauk #5: Getting started again (legs and seat complete)

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Blog entry by yellowtruck75 posted 09-06-2010 01:57 AM 4648 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I decided to continue the work on my Padauk rocker. I was going to shelf it for a few weeks but the new plans that I ordered (children’s Maloof rocker) didn’t show up so I needed something to do over the long holiday weekend. I completed the legs and the seat.

Here is the first dry fitting of the legs, completed the transition cuts after this picture

My helper Jack

Tomorrow I hope to attach the arm blocks to the back legs, cut angle on legs, & glue front an back legs. I have also been working on the back splats and the rockers are completed.

I would be further along except that on Friday morning I had an accident with my jointer and lost the tip of my little finger. I made a dumb mistake and it happened in a blink of an eye. Luckily didn’t hit any bone and it was just skin. Stupid mistake that I hope to never repeat. I can say this about the jointer, that helical head makes a nice smooth cut, be it hard exotic woods or a finger.

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#1 posted 09-06-2010 05:26 AM

Glad your accident was not too serious and that you’re ok.
The chair looks beautiful, looking forward to the finished product. How are you planning to finish it? I love the color of the wood but it tends to darken.

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#2 posted 09-06-2010 05:56 AM

First, that is some great looking wood and will make a fabulous rocker, keep going. Second, sorry about your accident, use push blocks -ALWAYS! Third, I too am a member of the bit by a jointer club except my lesson cost me 2/3 of my right index finger -again, use push blocks. Good luck. If you’re like me, the worst part of your accident may have been the repercusions from the wife :)

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#3 posted 09-07-2010 12:57 AM

Rocker is coming along nicely – it is going to look fantastic! It appears that your sense of humor is intact even if your finger is truncated. Be careful – kind of obvious at this point …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 09-11-2010 05:34 PM

sorry to hear about your finger, the rockign chair does seem to be coming along, I find with Hal’s chair it’s best just to keep at it there are many steps, but if you keep moving step by step…. A beautiful rocking chair is always at the end of the last step!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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