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This is my second finished chair so I've learned a lot from the first one!

Jigs and Templates were all built already saved so much time, I did decide to make the swinging device to cut the head rest which works fantastic btw

2 weeks build time or 50 hours in total down from like 150 for the first one, i'm now on to my third and loving every minute of building these chairs.

I must say Sam Maloof designed an amazing style which Hal has really made his own especially on the build techniques ( coping the arms , flexiable back braces, coopered head rest, and the use of adder blocks )

The instruction he provides is top notch!

This one is sold and so is my next one so I have absolutely no complaints about anything right about now.

Oh one tip I do suggest is cutting the rocker and back brace lambs on the band saw as yield is almost doubled compared to ripping on the table saw, and much less dust safer also

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Very nice rocker. I have always been impressed with the joinery Sam Maloof created. Building one of his designs is always an impressive accomplishment…
 

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A wonderful rocker! The first time I saw rockers of this style I thought "I will never afford one like this". The thought never crossed my mind I could build one. Seeing your (and other) posts have changed my mind - thank you.
 

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Nice build Paul. Looks like you've got the hang of it. Keep them coming.
 

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SWEET. hOPE TO GET THERE ONE DAY..bEAUTIFULL WORK…
 

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Absolutely…beautiful work!
 

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This design sure has everyone making these rockers. So good to see so much talent. The wood on this is terrific..it begs one to "come sit-a-spell"
 

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Beautiful rocker!
I just finished a Maloof Lowback (Evans chair) myself, so I have a pretty good understanding what a project like this, both takes from you to build…and gives back to you when built.

You've got both the hands…and the heart.
 

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Best looking rocker I have ever see! WoW, Wow and Wow!
 

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This is great work-and only your second effort-I'd say you're on to it! Thanks for sharing.
 

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That rocker is beautiful, very well done. I'm about half way through my first one, also a Hal Taylor plan. Your work is inspiring, thanks.
 

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Wow thanks everyone, my next one is being built out of lace wood I'm eagerly waiting for the finished chair
 

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beautiful job
 

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Fantastic work !!! Thanks for posting.
 

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Great looking rocker! Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 

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Beautiful Rocker Paul!! Would it be "Worth The Trip To Acton"? (Wonder how many LJ's know where that Line came from ..EH??) ...LOL….

Thanks for Posting Paul.

Rick
 

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Paul very nice work. The time that you spent matching the wood grain was well worth it. I like the arm shape it looks very comfortable. Where did you get your wood? Did you go to Hall's university or just buy his plans and DVD. If you did the chair without the class great effort! My hat is off to both you and Hall in either case!
 
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