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Project by Kurt posted 12-16-2020 12:53 PM 1026 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a woodworking bucket list, one of those items to make was a Maloof inspired rocking chair. When COVID lockdowns hit, I decided since I had much more forced time at home, I might as well do something with it.

I started the chair on May 1st and I finished on Nov 30th. I didn’t work every weekend, but I do have about 115 hours into this project. It was surely a challenge and pushed me to my limits and created new skills. There was always the fear of carving off too much wood, but to make this look right, you need to push past that. By far, I am most proud of this project of any thing I have made.

Thanks for checking it out.





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Redoak49

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#1 posted 12-16-2020 12:57 PM

Congratulations on completing the rocker. It looks great !

I had it on my bucket list and built one and as you mentioned it was a challenge.

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MrWolfe

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#2 posted 12-16-2020 01:04 PM

Beautiful chair.
Congrats on an excellent build.

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 12-16-2020 01:29 PM

Good job looks Great. Congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Notw

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#4 posted 12-16-2020 02:04 PM

Here you go


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sras

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#5 posted 12-16-2020 02:39 PM

These chairs are works of art. Yours is no exception!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-16-2020 03:23 PM

many people fear doing these as did i but im sure glad i did,learned a lot of new skills and had an excuse to buy some new tools.they do make you nervous at times especially when you get down to the final shaping.you did a great job on this one,i think sam would give it a big thumbs up.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Charlie H.

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#7 posted 12-16-2020 05:23 PM

Well done !

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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Andrek

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#8 posted 12-16-2020 06:59 PM

Very well done, another heirloom piece of art, there is a ton of work and worries involved into such work and walnut brings you great pride ,,,bravo.

-- andrek

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hutchmp

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#9 posted 12-16-2020 11:19 PM

The chair is incredible, but I think it’s great you accomplished an item on the bucket list! This chair is on my list as well. I think these projects are like milestones in a woodworker’s journey like building your first workbench or designing your workshop.

Very happy for you reaching your goal and the beauty that came from it!

Congrats
Hutch

-- Hutch

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#10 posted 12-17-2020 12:01 AM

What a handsome, stunning chair. You really hit all the high points with that piece!

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hutchmp

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#11 posted 12-17-2020 12:20 AM

Kurt,

One question….what did you use as a reference material/plans to build the chair? I will obviously need them for when I do my build and was wondering what you used and where you got it.

Thanks for the help.

Regards,
Hutch

-- Hutch

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pottz

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#12 posted 12-17-2020 12:46 AM

i used charles brocks plans,he gives you full sized templates an instruction book and a cd with lots of instruction and a list of tools needed and sources where to get them.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Kurt

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#13 posted 12-17-2020 01:25 AM



Kurt,

One question….what did you use as a reference material/plans to build the chair? I will obviously need them for when I do my build and was wondering what you used and where you got it.

Thanks for the help.

Regards,
Hutch

- hutchmp

Hey HutchMP
I used the wood whisperer plans and video series and templates. I think they were really well done and very helpful.

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pottz

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#14 posted 12-17-2020 01:28 AM


Kurt,

One question….what did you use as a reference material/plans to build the chair? I will obviously need them for when I do my build and was wondering what you used and where you got it.

Thanks for the help.

Regards,
Hutch

- hutchmp

Hey HutchMP
I used the wood whisperer plans and video series and templates. I think they were really well done and very helpful.

- Kurt


he used charles brocks plans that he licensed from him.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#15 posted 12-17-2020 10:07 AM

Well done!

-- Petey

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