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Rocking Chair

This is my first Rocker; in fact, my first attempt at non-casework.

The rocker’s design is from Hal Taylor, and I used his DVD, comprehensive ‘how-to’ documentation, and templates. Along the way, Hal was very helpful in answering my questions. For those getting interested in building rockers, Hal’s program is a great place to start.

Certainly, I focus on what I’ll do better the next time – transitions between parts; using better wood species, and fine-tuning part shaping (from angle grinder all of the way through to precise hand planing). This is advanced woodworking, and I’m not quite up to the task, yet.

I post this to inspire others to venture into the unknown.

Beautiful rocker!

“This is advanced woodworking, and I’m not quite up to the task, yet” – I think you underestimate yourself. The chair is beautiful. I’d put that on my front porch in a heartbeat.

It looks great MJCD.
you did really well. Once you make one then you are up to the task with experience.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

That is so impressive.

-- -- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

You might feel not yet quite up to the task but I sure think you are. Wonderful work on this Maloof rocker, it’s very beautiful (and well done despite your modesty).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Looks great from where I’m sitting! Gonna have to take look into the Hal Taylor DVD and info.

-- Where are the band-aids?---Pro Libertate!

You’re up to the task. Beautiful chair.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Very well done rocker. It sure looks like your certainly up to the task.

-- -- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

You set the mark awfully high! That’s a very difficult task extremely well done.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Thanks – everyone. I appreciate the support! Individually, Collectively, we take our work seriously – even if it’s a hobby.