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Question Of The Week... ( 2018 week 44)

Discussion in 'Contests, Swaps, Giveaways, Member Meetups etc.' started by ripjack13, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    We've all seen a Maloof rocking chair. Do you think you could design a rocker, and be happy with it.
    Please explain your reasons why or why not....









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  2. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    It's hard to improve on perfection. I could build a rocker but would it be as beautiful? Or as comfortable to sit in? Or as strong? I think the Maloof rocker is tops as far as a rocker goes, and so is his low back chair.
     
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  3. CWS

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    no
     
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  4. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    never built a chair. some very cool adaptations out of Maloofs design. We have a member here that lives west of me that has made many of them. Have not seen him in a while. But he streamlined the methods.
     
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  5. Lou Currier

    Lou Currier Member Full Member

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    Sit down at your own risk :cowboy:
     
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  6. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I'm with Greg, I'm pretty certain I couldn't improve on Maloof's design. That is on my Bucket List to do, I plan to drag @woodtickgreg to Charles Brocks class in Tennessee so we can build one. Tony
     
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  7. Sprung

    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    No, because I don't like sitting in rocking chairs - so I doubt I'd ever make one that I would like to sit in.
     
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    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Maloof spent most of his life perfecting his chairs, over many iterations, so it is unlikely anyone would be able to make a comparable chair on their first outing . But I would like to design a rocker some day, don't have room for one now though....
     
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  9. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member

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    Not likely that I’ll make one, just not motivated to that end. That being said though, won’t rule it out— never can tell when need or inspiration arrives.
    I have all the tools to do it.
     
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    @rocky1 made a rocking chair recently :ponder:
     
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    I thought it was making a chair rock.:sofa:
     
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    Since my trip to Dollywood a few years ago I've often thought about building a giant rocking chair like the one that is there.
    Would I happy with it? Probably not! It's more of a conversation piece than anything usable, but it would be cool to make.
     
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  13. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Nope... I repaired one. And, started on another. Then the heat got stupid again and I got run out of the shop. But I did catch up on a bunch of goodies last week. And, about ready to knock out the 4 projects I have started there now, except it's fair week, 2 nights there, and I'm chasin that stupid buck that's teasin me back there on the neighbor's property.
     
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    It's interesting that people compared something they could do to the Maloof chair. But that wasn't the question.

    The question was just if you could build a chair that you'd be happy with. Maybe it's a chair with an attached cradle. Maybe it's like that chair with extra seats for the grandkids. Maybe it's a chair with a flat spot on the rocker so it makes a noise when you rock (I have a ceiling fan right now that sounds like an old windup clock. I know I need to fix it but the sound is comforting.) Maybe it's a platform rocker. Maybe it's an Adirondack rocker.

    So, can one of us design and build a Maloof style chair? Maybe, maybe not - but maybe you don't want a Maloof style chair.

    Could I do it? I don't know for sure. Like @David Hill said - I'm not motivated that way.
     
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    Let me amend my answer then. No, I have no design capabilities, I just copy others work as best I can. Tony
     
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  17. Tclem

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    I listen to more country music so not sure I could design a rocker
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    Does this count? :scare3:

    wife's chair.JPG
     
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    Prototype from that new Game of Thorns show?
     
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