Maloof style rocker

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Maloof style rocker

Postby rscrawford » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:54 am

Finally finished creating the files for a Maloof style rocker. Been working on the files for a year or so, trying to convert one of the rockers I hand carved several years ago into models and cut files. I'll post pics of the jigs and methods I used later.

This is the rocker I used as the 'template'.
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Here are all the parts laid out, ready to be 'assembled'.
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Just a little sanding left
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Fresh coat of finish. Love the look of dark walnut.
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby rsetina » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:05 am

You made this with a CNC machine? Not all of it, did you?
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby rscrawford » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:42 pm

Every part except the rockers and the back slats. Those I laminated on forms cut on my Cobra.
The legs each had one dado cut on the table saw. One side of the back legs was rounded over on the router table. The back slats and rockers were rounded over on the router table. Other than that, everything was cut on my cobra.
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby rscrawford » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:44 pm

The armrests were the hardest to design in Aspire. A very organic shape. Two sided machining in Aspire, using dowels to index.
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby rscrawford » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:48 pm

The back legs were a bit tricky, because they angle up towards the headrest. Had to cut them on a tapered jig so the joints would cut correctly.
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby rscrawford » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:51 pm

Didn't take pictures of the head rest being carved, but here are pictures of the model (two sided machining with dowels to index, then a third side machine for mortises)
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby PaulRowntree » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:54 pm

This is magnificent workmanship Russell, and a beautiful chair to boot. The time and thought that you invest in planning these projects really shows well. Projects like this are the perfect antidote to folks who think that CNC is all about mass-production, and not craftsmanship.
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby WoodEraser » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:05 pm

WOW !!!
That is awesome. You put in alot of time and thought into that project.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby armbrusterco » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:50 pm

Beautiful results with excellent craftsmanship, which we always see in your work. Thanks for sharing, Russell.

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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby rej » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:45 pm

if you ever do a 2 or 3 day workshop teaching this, i'd like to attend. that's one of the coolest projects I have seen on this forum. it amazes me how people can figure it all out. beyond impressed on this one.
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby rsetina » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:48 pm

I'm am totally amazed at your work. I've seen Maloof's rocker at a show in Pomona at the fair grounds. Beautiful! This is just as amazing.
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby TReischl » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:47 am

Incredible! Nicely done!

How soon do you post all the files up here? Huh? Huh? Ok, I will not hold my breath. . . .
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby zeeway » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:51 am

Beautiful work. Love Maloof anything. You are my hero.

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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby Strat » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:33 am

Hats off to you, WOW!
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Re: Maloof style rocker

Postby endgrainguy » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:55 am

Really exciting work! What kind of production do you have in mind? Any rough estimate of machine time per chair? Thanks for showing us!
I thought this was supposed to make life easier?
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