|Derek Lane||08/09/2011 15:03:41|
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More about Sam Maloof HERE which may clarify things
|Woodbridge Canada||08/09/2011 17:44:47|
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Derek, thanks for the link to this video series with Sam Maloof. I had not seen t his before. I watched the first segment and I'm sure it will be a big help when I try to make a Maloof style rocker.
|Paul Jones 4||10/09/2011 22:07:36|
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Thanks for that link Derek.
I've just spent a few hours this afternoon watching all 13 videos.
Sam looked to be a fascinating character, and watching him make that chair, basically from memory and just eyeing up everything was just brilliant.
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|all i can say is wow! woodbridge (can i call you woody) that is a lovely piece of work, was the back piece made from a single piece of wood? you have achieved an amazing finish, the whole thing almost looks moulded, when i first saw that hat i printed a picture for my inspiration folder because i thought that it would make a lovely frame for a mirror, a chair back didnt even occur to me, as a matter of interest, where did you source your walnut for your maloof chair? i have been trying to source some nice walnut for a project of my own but have not been having much luck so far,|
|Woodbridge Canada||12/09/2011 02:49:23|
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Thanks for the kind words.
I have been on a chair kick these last fews years as a hobby woodworker so I look at most things and think how it might look as a chair.
The in-progress photo below shows the joints that make up the back. Lots of planing to get the joints to tighten up. The finish is water based stain with 4 coats of satin finish urethane.
I live in Ontario Canada, (Woodbridge to be exact, which is just north of Toronto) so I am not sure my walnut supplier will be useful to you. It's from a place called "Hardship Acres" in a small town called Elmvale about 100 km north of Toronto.
|36 forum posts||I first came across the Maloof Joint a few years ago and it seems it was originated by him. I have since come across it a few times and it always seems to be referred to as a "Maloof Join"|
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