Maloof rocker, 5 1/2 years in process finally done

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Project by Myles Standridge posted 02-14-2020 03:06 AM 1173 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a class with Wm. Ng in Aug. 2014 and FINALLY finished it. The class was lots of fun and William is a good instructor. After many many hours and a mountain of sandpaper it’s done!! I used the Maloof finish and really like it. If one is on your bucket list just don’t rush it, of course mine was a lot of start and stop but also afraid of screwing it up, I have 21 “spare” back splats or spindles besides what went into the wood stove. One set was made from a different species of walnut and is almost black so I have a set for another one using the walnut I brought from OR. My photography skills suck but maybe I’ll find my camera one day.

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#1 posted 02-14-2020 04:00 AM

Great shape and finish. The walnut shines. Congrats on completing this project.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 02-14-2020 04:34 AM

yes definitely ALOT of sanding with this project but the final product looks great.

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#3 posted 02-14-2020 05:14 AM

This is extremely nice.

I would also hope to attend an Ng class. I might say its on my bucket list.
I hope I find the time and coin before he chooses to retire.

-- derek / oregon

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#4 posted 02-14-2020 06:14 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Great job!

I have a couple of the Low Back dining chairs in process… I have to get back With It too!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 02-14-2020 11:06 AM

That is a work of art. 5 1/2 years. That is a marathon of patients! Beautiful workmanship.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 02-14-2020 11:25 AM

Excellent job and a beautiful rocker. I built one and understand the extra parts. I did a lot of trials on mine.

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#7 posted 02-14-2020 02:27 PM

Looks amazing. Definitely on my bucket list.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 02-14-2020 02:42 PM

congrats on a beautiful rocker,i did one about a year ago and fully understand what you went through.thats something your grandkids kids will be sitting in someday.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 02-14-2020 02:43 PM

VEry nice! I’ve been wanting to take classes there for years. Its only an hour and a half drive for me….maybe after the kids get through college then it will be MY turn! That’s ok, I need time to figure out which class to take first there,

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#10 posted 02-14-2020 03:42 PM

Gorgeous Myles! Well worth the wait!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#11 posted 02-14-2020 04:39 PM

Thanks everyone, my reason for even posting is really to encourage anyone that may have intrepidation to just go for it, whatever is on you list. A portion of the time not working on it was fear of messing up something important that couldn’t be fixed so I’d set it aside. These chairs are one of those objects that when you see it for the first time you just can’t take your eyes of it. I think the “horns” on the back really add to that feeling but when I got down to the end they were too narrow, goofy looking, like ears on a Batman mask is what I told my wife. So time for a “design change” off they went. Now winter is winding down it’s almost time to get back to home reno :-(. Being handy is a blessing and a curse!

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#12 posted 02-14-2020 04:49 PM

Great job!! I haven’t worked up nerve to take a class and make one yet. :)

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#13 posted 02-14-2020 05:14 PM

Great build, congrats on the. Finished rocker.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#14 posted 02-14-2020 06:36 PM

I bought the plans and vids from The Wood Whisperer last year which made me realize how daunting a task it was going to be. Haven’t started yet! I can see how it will take years.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#15 posted 02-14-2020 08:10 PM

I started a rocker 3 years ago and it is not finished yet. Glad to see someone get there’s done.

Now I’m going to order a mountain of sandpaper so I can finish mine.

Great job

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