Sam Maloof style rocker class question

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Forum topic by bkap posted 01-25-2012 05:04 AM 2552 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2012 05:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sam maloof instruction class rocking chair rocker hand tools free hardwood balance

I am considering offering a new special for those who would like to take my Maloof-style rocking chair class.

After talking to a number of woodworkers, I have come up with a “class bundle” offer for a week of instruction on rocking chair science.

If at least six (6) woodworkers sign up for any week-long (5 days) “class bundle,” then, by a drawing, one of those woodworkers will receive that “class bundle” for FREE.

Included in the five-day (Monday thru Friday) “class bundle” is the following:

Five days of personal instruction on how to build a Maloof-style rocking chair.
All the Hardwood necessary to build the rocker.
Free hotel accommodations for the class week.
Hand tools, that can be taken home, to work on the rocker.
Finish materials, such as Tung Oil.
Permission to take all the pictures desired.

Students will be able to assemble, set, rock and balance their rocker during the class. After class, the rocker can be disassembled for easy carrying in a car or shipment with luggage.

Yes, I can do all the instruction necessary for the technical features of a Maloof-style rocker in five days. I have done it before.

Total tuition cost for the above “class bundle” is $1,800.

So what do you Lumberjocks think? A good deal or not?

Bill Kappel…. the rocking chair guy……

—Rocking Chair Guy

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 05:12 PM

The worst theing that could happen is you sell your rocker and recoup your cost for the class and make a profit to boot. You still have the ability to build more rockers as you please.

A nice offshoot of this offer is the years of accolades you receive from family and friends on your ability to make such a wonderful item of furniture. This alone is worth the effort.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 01:54 AM

I would love to take your class… but will have to waite untill next year.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#3 posted 01-28-2012 06:17 PM

Hey MoPower, I would love to have you in my class. Keep watching my web site, I am about ready to post some new info which may save you a lot of bucks and time. This new info will be about the seminar manual and classes etc.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#4 posted 03-20-2012 04:43 PM

Great program, been wanting to build a chair for about 2 yrs now, 1 more kid to go in college, next definite!
Thanks Much

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#5 posted 03-20-2012 05:41 PM

I finally got my web order program working so you can order the complete seminar text with pictures and all the good stuff. I also have the full size patterns so I can send them to you by email. You can then print the patterns, and jigs, on your printer in full size and arrange the sheets using the guide marks. From there it is easy to transfer the paper patterns to your wood.

Sorry to say I still have some web programming issues I still need to learn to make my web site more presentable, but then again I am a woodworker not a programmer.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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