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Blog series by yellowtruck75 updated 11-13-2010 03:05 PM 9 parts 22425 reads 61 comments total

Part 1: First cuts

08-01-2010 02:09 AM by yellowtruck75 | 7 comments »

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. Was able to form the seat around some sap wood.

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Part 2: Carving Arms

08-01-2010 02:11 AM by yellowtruck75 | 5 comments »

Fashioned a nice dust collector for my Sawstop blade cover, can anyone guess what I used? Arms came out pretty good Tomorrow I will attempt the seat carving

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Part 3: Seat carving

08-24-2010 03:57 PM by yellowtruck75 | 2 comments »

Havn’t completed much work lately on my chair, my wife and I recently bought a new house so we are trying to sell our current one. Last night I was able to do my first rough grinding on the seat. Looks like I will be able to save a good amount of the white sap wood that runs through the seat. I also have started to glue up the back supports and rockers (no pictures). I have decided to add strips of maple into the rockers and back supports as an accent. Tonight I will spend a ...

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Part 4: Setting aside for now

09-02-2010 01:54 AM by yellowtruck75 | 3 comments »

I have decided that I am going to put this project aside for a bit and concentrate on a different chair. After ruining my second set of back legs I need a bit of a break. The problem with Paduak is that it splinters like crazy. Love the grain lines but if you get one going in the wrong direction and hit that with a router – boom good bye piece. I am also going to put it aside until my new shop (could be a while) is completed because the red dust in my small shop is unbearable. My...

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Part 5: Getting started again (legs and seat complete)

09-06-2010 01:57 AM by yellowtruck75 | 4 comments »

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 ...

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Part 6: Arms attached and grinding begins

09-16-2010 02:17 AM by yellowtruck75 | 3 comments »

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...

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Part 7: Headrest

09-19-2010 11:24 PM by yellowtruck75 | 4 comments »

Today I finished all the transition grinding and attached the headrest. The headrest still doesn’t have the back support holes drilled but I fit and shaped it in. Still have to glue up 3 more back supports and mill them all to a uniform size. I did the final trimming on the rockers today (no picture) and next have to glue up the transition pieces and round over the edges. I have two weeks to complete this chair before my wife and I move, promised her no red dust in the new house. ...

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Part 8: Getting closer

11-08-2010 01:07 AM by yellowtruck75 | 4 comments »

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 sup...

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Part 9: There goes several months of work

11-13-2010 03:05 PM by yellowtruck75 | 29 comments »

Well yesterday (Friday) I had off work so I figured I would spend the entire day in the shop finishing up my niece’s rocker. While moving her chair I knocked it into my bench which caused my Padauk chair to shift and fall off the bench. I froze and watched in horror as months of work went down the tubes. It took me several months to get to this moment just to see it all get ruined. I have assessed the damage and there is no way to fix it. The only thing I can do now is salvage the ...

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