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Its been about a year since I've started building Maloof rockers. Recently I sold the first one I built and its easy to see Ive come a long ways with shaping and whatnot. The primary wood in this is a higher figured Bubinga (not a good time to work with) and the secondary is Curly Maple. I laminated the spindles and I have started sloping the arms like Maloof did instead of leaving them flat. Also I have started to finish with Festool's Surfix oil. There is a wax mixed in and it leaves a fantastic finish.

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Beautiful creation Zach, simply beautiful. When you say you laminated the spindles you mean the rockers, which by the way are fantastic. You mix of woods are superb and make this rocker outstanding.
 

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Really nice work.

I'm with you on the figured (or even regular) Bubinga. It looks great but is not fun when shaping/contouring it.
 

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Outstanding job. I want to build one of these in the very near future.
 

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Beautiful outcome! Looks like Charles Brock's plans. Did you use DVD instructions?
 

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Excellent rocker of some gorgeous woods.
 

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Amazing build,beautiful chair.
 

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Excellent!
 

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Beautiful craftsmanship, I can only hope to build a piece as nice.
 

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Love the look of the bubinga.

Any challenges with gluing it up? Is the Bubinga oily?
 

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Thanks everyone! I'm pretty proud of this one. Oldtool-the spindles are also laminated (like the rockers) they are a lot stronger than just a solid piece of wood. My first chair I built about a year ago was with the Charles Brock plans and they were good but since then I have been adjusting the patterns to my liking. And as far as the wood goes I had no problems gluing or finishing it. I have heard of people having problems with sap in the wood but I have built several projects out of the stuff and never had any issues. It's hard and heavy for sure but if sanded to 600 grit it will actually polish up which is nice.
 

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Great job, Beautiful
 
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