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Most fine woodworker's "bucket list " of projects includes crafting a sculptured rocking chair. Charles' instructional bundle includes a DVD (103 minutes), companion book (48 pages with 69 pictures) and full-size patterns (2 sheets 24x48 inches) will provide you with the knowledge and confidence necessary to build your heirloom rocker. You will also receive personal online support through membership in a special club for builders of sculptured furniture.
Check out the DVD Intro below:
Do you remember when you first saw a Sam Maloof rocker?
For me, it was 1983 in a Fine Woodworking article. Sam briefly told how he made his wonderful chair. The picture of that chair engaged my thoughts and wonder like no other functional wooden form. Its flowing, organic lines catapulted it to number one on my leader board of “bucket list” projects. Developing a sculptured rocker of my own became a commitment and a joyous journey.
I finally was able to develop a sculptured rocker. This rocker developed into a series of commissions, teaching rocker classes and this website dedicated to building sculptured rockers. Enthusiastic woodworkers across the U.S., Canada, Sweden Taiwan, Australia and Russia are engaged in building the rocker from the original full-size patterns and eBook bundle. This interest led me to develop a comprehensive bundle of instructional materials to help you make your Maloof Inspired rocker a reality. Titled “Build a Sculptured Rocker,” the bundle includes a DVD, book, full size patterns and professional online support. My wish is each of these companion pieces will work together to make your rocker a success.
DVD + BOOK + FULL-SIZE PATTERNS + ONLINE SUPPORT
"BUILD A Sculptured ROCKER" CAMPANION DVD
Music Row Video of Nashville, Tennessee shot over twelve hours of rocker building video. The goal was to teach the process of building the chair and at the same time keep it informative, moving and entertaining. The videographer rarely shot from a tripod. Stephen Price (videographer and producer) was moving all around the action. My thought was tight shots let you see the process and connect to the main idea which is, “I can do that!” Music and voice-overs were placed to keep the instruction moving and the audience connected while bandsawing, turning, shaping and such are in progress. Text boxes and graphics fine tune each segment so greater knowledge and confidence are gained from the viewing experience. The final product is a one hour forty three minute experience that will give you what you need to build the rocker of your woodworking dreams. The video teaches: 1) Assembling and carving the coopered seat 2) Bandsawing and shaping the legs, arms, headrest and spindles 3) Attaching the legs to the seat using the signature bridal joinery 4) Shaping hard and soft lines 5) Laminating the flowing rockers 6) Assembling the rocker
"BUILD A Sculptured ROCKER" COMPANION BOOK
There are some concepts and information that is just better to have in written form. That is the basic idea of the companion book. I wrote a narrative for each part of the process shown in the video. My insights about each step, along with alternative methods and tool choices can help you adapt the work to your shop’s resources. Some of the resources in the book are sections on 1) Stock selection 2) Making shop patterns from the paper patterns 3) Do’s and don’ts 4) Tool lists 5) Rocker design 6) Pictures of the chair to use as carving models 7) Finishing and Sanding 8) My thoughts on the Life and work of Sam Maloof
FULL SIZE PATTERNS
Two Sheets 24”X 48”
Full size patterns allow every woodworker a chance to build the rocker. It simplifies the construction because the geometry is built into the pattern design. The patterns have valuable information printed on them to help you identify key areas of importance. They are printed on heavy paper and should be glued or transferred to appropriate pattern material for long term shop use (as explained in the book).
PROFESSIONAL ON-LINE SUPPORT
The website's mission is to provide online resources for the community of woodworkers building this style of rocker. There are public and membership areas of the site. The public portion is devoted to Student Galleries, Instructional Product Information, workshop and demonstration schedules, etc.The best part is Chuck’s Workshop, which is a membership section. The workshop contains a rocker builder’s forum, Q&A’s, Updates on new methods and materials, Tool Reviews, Recommendations and Demos, Tool Store linked to dealer’s websites (Every dealer will share in my recommendations), Resources for buying wood, Pattern alternatives (new arm, headrest or leg profiles/ download and print at Kinko’s), Videos on topics of interest to builders, etc. Owners of the bundle qualify to apply online for membership, using the unique serial number in each bundle. There is a $20 one time membership fee which may be used as a promotional item for a qualifying dealer.
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