Maloof Rocker - Padauk #6: Arms attached and grinding begins

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Blog entry by yellowtruck75 posted 09-16-2010 02:17 AM 9199 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Getting started again (legs and seat complete) Part 6 of Maloof Rocker - Padauk series Part 7: Headrest »

I have the arms attached and I have gone through my first grinding/shaping session. I have to finish some blending on the underside of the arms and the underside of the seat. The headrest has been resawed to its final thickness and back supports are almost all glued up.

While I wait for glue to dry I started on a child’s rocker also.

Does the back left legs (as you look at it) look like it flares out to far? It seems like it does but I can’t tell for sure. If its not going to be a big deal I would perfer not to build another one. The front right leg was cut wrong and the new one is drying in clamps so that is why its a 3 legged rocker.

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#1 posted 09-16-2010 02:20 AM

Wow. That’s going to be a beautiful chair. Cant wait to see the progress. Looks like it flares a little, but didnt notice it until you said something.

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 02:48 AM

It is really hard to tell from a photograph….but it does cant a bit in the photo. It looks more apparent when you look at the foot. But, like I said…a photograph is not a good way to decide on whether an item is plumb or not….better would be a laser level or a plumb bob.

One of my redwood chairs had a slight cant to it…and I cheated and bent it back a little with a steamer…I can’t tell you how many times that little steam pot has helped me….especially with wood – which twists and bends on it’s own more then anything I can do to it.

That Paduak is spectacular….it is going to be some real eye candy when the chair is done….can’t wait to see the finished chairs.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 02:50 AM

looking good partner ..keep em coming

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