Free vidio class for Maloof style rocker.

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Blog entry by bkap posted 10-27-2015 10:05 PM 2852 reads 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am thinking of making a video of the classes I give about making the Maloof style rocker. I want to post it for free so any woodworker can learn the procedure. If they have my free text it will make things a lot easier.

Now the question is do you Jocks think if would be a waste of time or not? I am 83 and would like to leave the info I have learned for the rest of you.

If I do make the video I will have to get one of my grandchildren to help me. This stuff is just too confusing for me to do alone.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#1 posted 10-27-2015 10:20 PM


I think that would be fantastic, especially if you linked it to YouTube….. I would certainly make use of it for sure.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 10-27-2015 10:47 PM

YouTube is what I was thinking. My grand-kids should know how.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#3 posted 10-27-2015 11:48 PM

I think it would be much appreciated by all of us who have a Maloof Rocker on our bucket list. Then you will need to figure out how to sell templates for some of the parts.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 12:07 AM

Sounds like a great idea to me. Have wanted to make one for some time. The templates sound like a great idea also.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 12:33 AM

That would be amazing! I would love to have this archived. If I may thank you now, for even considering this, I would be honored. So thank you. When you post the video(s) your name will be revered throughout the land.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 10-28-2015 02:14 AM

Doing such a video would be a wonderful legacy to leave for the woodworking world.

I admire someone at 83 willing to keep up with technology, even with help.

Doing the video is the easy part. Editing it will be the hard part.

Thank you in advance and good luck with the project.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 10-28-2015 03:44 AM

I think that this is a realy great idea, thank you. This would help out countless woodworkers out there that want to build one of these chairs, including me. Once again, thank you.

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#8 posted 10-28-2015 03:58 AM

+1 on the video.

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#9 posted 10-28-2015 04:06 AM

Looks like a number of you think it would be a good idea.

I got the camera all I need to do is learn to use it. It has sound also.

The jigs and templates are easy and I can send the patterns as well as the full text.

I will talk to my grand daughter this weekend, she is a professional photographer. Maybe I can get started sooner than I had expected. It will make a great winter project with no dust in a closed shop. I have all the cut parts ready to go.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#10 posted 10-28-2015 10:47 AM

Looking forward to learning from you. Have fun doing them with your granddaughter.

-- Forest Grump

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#11 posted 10-28-2015 11:13 AM

This would be great! Keep us updated!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#12 posted 10-28-2015 11:27 AM

I think it would be awesome if you did!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#13 posted 10-28-2015 12:27 PM

That would be fantastic! Thanks for thinking about this!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#14 posted 10-28-2015 02:27 PM

I just watched “how to” for YouTube. Looks easy, I will try to start today.

The first one will be an introduction showing six of my rockers to explain the differences in each one.

When I get the pattern charged in my brand new camera I will start, if I can find the start button.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#15 posted 10-28-2015 06:52 PM

Bill, this would be fantastic. Even after making a few of these chairs, it would be great to hear your perspective as you are going though the process. I think we would all benefit from your woodworking wisdom.

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