Maloof Rocker - Padauk #8: Getting closer

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Blog entry by yellowtruck75 posted 11-08-2010 01:07 AM 2693 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Headrest Part 8 of Maloof Rocker - Padauk series Part 9: There goes several months of work »

Its been several weeks since I have posted an update to my Paduk Maloof rocker. Since my last post I completed and fitted all the back supports, glued up the rockers, & fitted the head rest. My last few steps that I have to complete is finalize the rockers (shaping and mounting) and do a few days of sanding. There are 2 mistakes that I also need to fix, 1 being that there is a hole that needs plugged from when I drilled the back support holes in the seat, and while routing the back supports I had some chip out so I need to make a replacement.

I am also building a child sized Maloof out of cherry at the same time. Since this will be a gift for my niece it is taking priority over the Padauk. Even though she is only 3 months old and can’t use it for several years I need to get it done by Christmas (surprise for mom,dad, and baby). I have to fit the head rest and shape that rockers and I will be done with the child rocker. I spent several hours today just sanding out machine marks while the rockers dried so that I can keep moving once they come out of the forms.

I am also trying to turn out several bottle stops for Christmas gifts so I am what you would call busy in the shop right now.


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#1 posted 11-08-2010 06:54 PM

Wow! Not one, but two Maloof rockers in progress. I’d second your assessment about being busy! Thanks for the update, and godspeed on getting the Christmas gifts done.

-- Robb

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 06:56 PM

Looking good

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 06:57 PM

Looks like your having fun.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 07:48 PM

Fun? Whats not fun about working on two difficult projects at the same time under a time line and while woorking in an unheated garage in central Pennsylvania? All kidding aside they might be difficult but certainly well worth it.

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