Thought you might like to see the rocker my dad made using your template.
That's my mom with my son.
December 1st, 2013
Well, its been a few months since I last emailed you concerning the cradle build and I have been wanting to send pics, but like always, way too much to do. I have attached a few pics for you to see the final product although I have to re-shoot the cradle pics as they all turned out poorly.
I never made it through the prototype, so this build was my prototype. I have 16 items written down to do differently next time.
I made the platform and then sculpted to shape after everything was assembled. Made the vertical slats by using your resaw trick, which allowed me to sculpt the slats to blend to the platform and top rail, which was bent lamination. You stated earlier your top rail and vertical slats were bent laminations. By using laminations on the top rail and slats I guess the curvature would have to be perfect because it would show if you sanded through the laminations. Let me know if I understood you correctly. If so, I have to go back to the drawing board to get the true shape of the slats to avoid a sand through.
Anyway, I just ran out of time as the little one was on the way and I had to throw the prototype to the side and plunge in.
After reviewing the pics, let me know how I can improve.
I will post some pics in a few days on Lumberjocks.....and give you the credit for the inspiration.
Thanks for everything, Scott.
November 30th, 2013
Recent effort. Thank You for the inspiration
November 29th, 2013
From the cop in San Jose.
I sent you a picture of the six chairs from your pattern. I finished the table, using Waterlox as a finish, and after a month of curing, brought it out of the garage for Thanksgiving dinner.
A few pictures.
November 17th, 2013
Scott, After watching you on the DVD few times,,, I also feel you as my friend.
Yes you may show it on your web site ( you got me emotional ) I choose cherry for the same reason you did. I just finish applying 3 coats of Danish Oil, and this is call " Lady Diane" for my wife.
Have a very good day
November 15th, 2013
This is my fourth Morrison rocker. It is all walnut, no accent wood. Looks very rich. Will deliver to my daughter in Manhatten , KS for Christmas. My next chair will be maple with ebony accents. Of course I will send you a picture next summer.
October 24th, 2013
Attached are pictures of my first Maloof inspired elegant rocker. I want to thank you for your exceptional guidance throughout my project while using your training DVD. My work turned into a labor of love as I saw the rocker coming together and a great smile came over my face while applying the finish and seeing the wood pop to life. Year 2013 has been eventful for me. I have had two strokes and to keep myself busy and not feel sorry for myself I started the Maloof rocker and I am glad I did. While my work is not superior yet, I am proud of what I did and plan on doing more. Sam Maloof’s home and shop is one block from me and I frequent his home and admire his genius often. I also believe your work is genius and would like to meet you some day.
October 22nd, 2013
My father may be contacting you about his rocker. We're both having a blast!
October 21st, 2013
I have really enjoyed your video's on building chairs. I am in the process of gearing up to build both the low back and the rocker. The video's have given me the insight to start.
I build custom longbows and recurves and a lot of the sculpting is similar so I think my learning curve might be a little quicker because of my experience.
If you care to see samples of my bows look at foleycustombows.com
Have a blessed day
October 16th, 2013
Thanks again for doing the video and the plans. I married a couple parts from your sculpted rocker to add a more unique flair.
I appreciate your work on making all this available to hobbyists
September 3rd, 2013
Hi Scott –
I used your plans and templates to build a simple rocking chair, for my wife, she is due any day with our first child!! Your video was very informative, and easy to follow. I had a great time building it, and plan on building another one soon.
One question, after I get a few more of the simple ones under my belt, I am going to move up to your elegant model. What are the major build differences between the two, and would I need any tools for the elegant chair, that were not required for the simple chair?
I have attached some pictures,
July 26th, 2013
Our Morrison rocker took best of show at our local fair. That is my wife's quilt hanging in the background. It also took best of show. Now on to the Nebraska State Fair in late August.
July 20th, 2013
TADA! check it out. put on your website if you want. well do I graduate to the Elegant rank?
hope so cause I starting it next week. Already have few questions but will bother you later.
mokai still for sale... :o) lol just don't have time for it with my new pursuits
PS Damn good job on those instructional videos!
July 3rd, 2013
From the cop down near San Jose--but now 3 weeks retired. (More time for woodworking???)
The attached picture of 6 chairs was a spare time project (lots of time). Glad I did it, but doubt I would take it on again--you have my utmost respect. My hands don't like all that sanding.
The arms on these are a bit shorter than on the original one I made off of your plans--a little bad planning when I cut arm to chair joint--and I had to even them up to go with one another.
Now it's time to make a table to match.
April 24th, 2013
Here are some pictures I built. Please let me know what you think.
March 25th, 2013
I finished the rocking chair. That was a lot of work. I did it in walnut. It looks great. I want to thank you for all the work that you put into the design and DVD.
January 2nd, 2013
Gene here. I bought my rocking chair plans from you last year. They were awesome. Do you have plans for the cradle? Please say "Yes"!