Anone interested in making the Sam Maloof style rocker?

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Forum topic by bkap posted 12-19-2013 05:27 PM 2881 views 12 times favorited 53 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2013 05:27 PM

I will be happy to post instructions and pictures on how to build this rocker.
I have given many classes, in my shop, for this project.
I have the full text instructions and patterns.

If I get enough interest I will be happy to share with fellow Lumberjocks all I know about building this special rocking chairs.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 05:30 PM

Do it! I’d love to tackle one of those some day.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 05:30 PM

I would be interested in finding time for that after the first of the year. I’ll keep an eye out for this thread.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 05:40 PM


I’ll be building a ‘Hal Taylor’ rocker, starting mid-January – I’m upgrading to a Clearvue DC system currently.

I’ve corresponded with Hal, and have purchased his DVD, Templates, and his extensive documentation. Having said this, I would appreciate any and all information you can share.


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#4 posted 12-19-2013 05:55 PM

I would love to build one of your rockers. I have seen them in person at the Sandy Expo Center and have talked with you and your wife. I also would love to get the templates…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 12-19-2013 06:11 PM

If I start it would after the first of the year. Too much going on now.

Hal makes a nice rocker. Take a look at some of mine at for some new ideas.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#6 posted 12-19-2013 06:14 PM

I would like to have the instructions as well as the patterns for this chair, also. Thanks.

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#7 posted 12-19-2013 06:16 PM

Ditto what everyone else has said. I would really like to tackle making Maloof style chair. Also, thank you for offering this.

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 06:23 PM

You can get the text for FREE, just go to my web site at

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#9 posted 12-20-2013 12:34 AM

This rocker is on my bucket list, so please DO post away.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#10 posted 12-20-2013 01:36 AM

Absolutely! I would love to build one at some point in the future.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#11 posted 12-20-2013 01:41 AM

A blog on a Maloof rocker build sounds great.


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#12 posted 12-20-2013 01:51 AM

I was telling my wife TODAY that 2014 will be the year I build a rocker. I eagerly await your tutorial.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#13 posted 12-20-2013 02:55 AM

I am in

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#14 posted 12-20-2013 02:56 AM

I think this would made a great blog, really looking forward to it.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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