Mark ( on March 8th, 2009

From a woodworkers perspective, the thing that stands out most about a sculpted rocking chair like this is probably the Maloof-style joints used to join the legs to the seat. With all of the lamination behind me, I took the plunge to start the work for this unique joinery. The joinery starts on the seat […]

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Mark ( on February 24th, 2009

I’ve been continuing with my operations to rough out and glue up chair components. With the rear legs already roughed out, I next turned my attention to the headrest. The headrest (as well as the back braces of the chair) curves substantially to provide a more comfortable position while sitting. To obtain the necessary curve […]

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Mark ( on February 16th, 2009

I have always admired the work of Sam Maloof.  Not only has he developed a style that is very distinctive and unique in its own right, I think that he has also done a tremendous amount for the craft of woodworking in America. I especially admire Maloof’s rocking chairs. These are the pieces that he is […]

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Mark ( on December 9th, 2008

With the rough stock for this table acclimated to my shop for a week or so, I started this project as I usually do, by viewing all of the stock and marking out all of the components for best grain use, etc. I then broke down the rough stock into more manageable, slightly oversize, pieces. […]

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Mark ( on March 24th, 2008

This weekend I spent some more time on the Dreadnought Guitar project. In the last post, I had assembled the sides, created the inside mold for the guitar body and installed the kerfed linings. This weekend it was time to profile the kerfed linings to match the eventual contour of the guitar top and back. […]

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