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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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Beautiful! Hal would be proud. Reminds me a lot of the George Washington chair that he did. ;)
 

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I bought the wood off of Kijiji locally, I bought his plans and DVD I did not take his course.
 

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One day, I'll try my hand at one of the Maloof inspired chairs. I just looked at your lacewood/leopardwood rocker Man oh man, that grain, that grain. WOW!
 

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Awesome rocker! I have the plans and dvd just need to find the time for the build. If it turns out half as nice as this I'll be happy.
 

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Beautiful Paul a fantastic chair
 

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Great and inspirational pictures, Gary. It was exciting to meet you last Sunday, brief though the visit was.
I spent most of yesterday with George B, touring his shops, yes shops, and his home projects as well.
 

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thanks, I think Sam would be proud of all of us, there's some amazing projects on here
 

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Great rocker! It may be the light from the flash, but it looks like you laminated some lighter wood (maple?) between the walnut for the backrest. Is that right? If so, its a great idea.
 

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Clay thanks for noticing

The back braces are made from 4 laminations both outside pieces were walnut and the 2 inner are ash.
 

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That is some fine looking woodwork. Great job.
 
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