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Rocking chair

Realized I hadn’t made a chair for ten years so thought I would design one that incorporated some of the techniques from previous builds, also the first time I have used Sam Maloof joints, brilliant joint, spreads and absorbs stress from all directions, will defiantly use it again, all pegged and mostly hand shapped, these picture’s show it in a thinned down oil to reveal any glue or sanding marks, almost dry so time for a hand sand and hard oil, what do you think ?

-- wood wolf

Looks great. I have never tried those type of joints before, maybe it’s time I tried them. Great work.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Beautiful work William. I have tried the Maloof joint a couple of times but without much success so far. I’m working on one of his dining chairs now but without the joint it’s just a chair. There is a video of him free handing an arm and joint of a dining chair on the band saw.

-- Jack

Wow, your learning from the best.
Sweet rocker!

-- steve66

Thanks guys, normally my chairs are turned and set in ‘blind’ fostner sockets or pulled through and wedged, love that Maloof joint, ‘hole’ new direction for me, going to be a long while before I get anywhere near his standard though, but that’s part of the endless fascination with timber work, never bored in the workshop, got a suspicion its a different time zone in there.

-- wood wolf

Fantastic rocker William

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker