Mark ( on October 26th, 2010

I bet you were wondering when and/or if you’d see me writing about the Sculpted Rocking Chair build again here at the blog.  Well, wait no longer, at long last I’m back at it and writing about my progress. In reality, I have been doing some smaller bits of work on the project as time […]

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Mark ( on December 11th, 2009

The arms for the chair start with two rectangular blanks about 5 inches wide.  These blanks needed to be roughly shaped before the outlines of the actual arms can be cut out at the band saw. The shaping process for the arms involves two steps.  The first step utilizes a jig that facilitates cove-cutting a […]

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Mark ( on October 28th, 2009

Well, I have finally gotten back to work on the Sculpted Rocking Chair – yes, I know it’s been a while! When I last left the project, I had completed sculpting the seat.  With that task completed my attention turned back to more processing on the rear legs. The rear legs needed to have a […]

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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 January 6th, 2009

With the top and the legs completed I moved on to make the aprons for the table.  The stock was already cut to rough width and length so, the first order of business was to  it bring the lengths to finished dimension. However, you may recall, the design for this table calls for the legs […]

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