I just finished my elegant rocking chair, and what a fun it was to build. I'm almost sorry it's complete. I think I go for another one.
Your templates end instructions were great. I wouldn't have mad ik without them. At the same time they gave my woodworking skills an enormous boost.
Gert van der Maten
Gert van der Maten
November 27th, 2017
A quick message from the Netherlands. I made the rocking chair from italian wallnutt and it was a great pleassure. But my wife wonders if we have enough room for such a big chair...
Using it outside isn’t really an option considering the huge ammount of rain we have here normally. I’ll find a sollution.
Thanx for your digital help. I was wondering if you sell the drawings of the big cradle you made. Not the one in the webshop but the one in your own portfolio.
Thnx again and keep on woodworking
November 21st, 2017
Amazing project! It has taken my woodworking to a new level, which means even greater enjoyment. Thanks for putting the video together. Great class!
September 26th, 2017
(Scott picture) # 17 is walnut and maple and I will take to the NE State Fair next August. (Picture) # 16 is all walnut and was best of show at this years fair. I've still got it at 87 years old.
July 13th, 2017
I want to thank you for your help in my construction of the rocker cradle.
I made it as a gift to my daughter Emily for our first grand daughter. It took most of my free time, but the results were worthwhile. I would like to thank you also for re-awakening my interest in woodworking, and a departure from rectilinear construction.
Thank you again,
Mark Glovis DDS
July 3rd, 2017
I’m not sure what happened with the email from my yahoo account and them not going through – but I’ll try my work account J
I had such a good time making these chairs and your plans and video were really well structured and easy to follow. For a relatively new woodworker, to be able to produce something like this was a real achievement. I just need to work out what I want to build next :)
June 1st, 2017
Hey Scott, well I finished it! You plans and templates were outstanding. I already have people asking me to
make them one. I can honestly say it was the most fun I ever had doing a project. I wanted a little more pop on the grain so I got a little creative with the finish. Want to try your next set of plans and try the Maloof style only I don't own a lathe :(
May 16th, 2017
I loved your plans! They were detailed and very well done. I have attached a picture of my ambrosia maple chair I built using your plans. I was really amazed when you would always respond to my emails with questions in amazing speed. Thanks so much for all your help!
May 10th, 2017
Enclosed are pics of my finished simple rocker. Great project easily finished with a minimum of woodworking skills. I completed this chair less finish, in about 2 weeks of part time work. The chair turned out so well it's time for a Maloof rocker.
I've received your Maloof templates and DVD, reviewed everything and started in. Completed milling seat parts, bored dowel holes and dry fit the assembly. I purchased the 4 Maloof Whiteside router bits, 1 inch rabbit, the 5 deg angle bits and 1/2 inch round over. My issue is that the angle cutter and the rabbit cutter are different diameter. The edge created with the angle cutter is not tangent to the radius created with the rabbit cutter. The diameter of the angle cutter where it cuts the edge is about .080 smaller than the 1.00 dia. of the rabbit cutter. This difference leaves a small half moon or smile that will show when the leg is attached. I realize this is only about .040 gap but...things like is drive me nuts. The only solution seems to try and stop cutting just short of the corner or eyeball the cut to blend with radius of angle cutter. I know this description is vague but I'm hopeful you can help, or at least tell me you have no idea what I'm babbling about.
Any help or hint as what the solution is will be appreciated.
May 6th, 2017
Many thanks for the great plans and video on how to construct this beautiful rocker - they were fantastic, well-structured, and very easy to follow. I built this rocker as a house-warming gift to my son and his wife in Boston; it will be delivered in June. Thanks again - your plans are awesome!
April 13th, 2017
I meant to send this to you a while ago, but I figure better late than never. It's my latest blog post, which includes pictures of the completed rocking chair. I thought you'd enjoy seeing the final pictures.
Also, I know that you sometimes post pictures of your customer's completed projects on your website, so just let me know if you want any of my pictures and I'll gladly email the files to you.
Thank you so much for the great templates and video. I really enjoyed the project and am so proud of the end product, which my wife and son use daily.
Many thanks for what you do!
March 24th, 2017
Scott, thanks for your help. I have the table done, now I just need to build some chairs.
Just wanted to pass along, that I do enjoy your video’s.
February 13th, 2017
Thanks Scott for your help.
My mother with her new chair
February 10th, 2017
Dear Mr Morrison,
few years ago I find in a Boston Woodcraft store your video about Sam Maloof rocker..
I just follow your tips..It's work.. my rocker are not as fine and yours , but it's enough for me. My both house are full of rockers, and my children are also well fit..
I visit also the Sam Maloof fundation, L.A., and discuss for a while with the last member of the team in 2013. They tell me they need 190 hours for a rocker. I must say its a little more time for me.
I visit some time to time your web site ans it's always a great pleasure.
I put in FWW website my last work , you can visit here
I make also a small web site .
(Where I put a shorcut to your website, with other master I discovered online).
Unfortunately this seat isn't recognize in Europe..For a surgeon it's a very anatomical and physiological seat for the back. Nothing is better for an old back pain..All common TV seat are a disaster for an old arthritis back. All are to low and need a back stress to leave.
Totally retire I now move more and more to golf, but my trip with the rocker making-of was a nice experience, after a long hip and knee surgical practise.
I thank you very sincerely for your teaching and your experience transmission.
With my very best regards
Dr Richard Zimmermann
Liège Belgium and Toulon France
February 5th, 2017
I finally finished 2 rocking chairs, one for my daughter and one for my daughter-in-law who both have new babies.
Thanks for the plans and DVD.
January 26th, 2017
I wanted to share my 1st chair with you (attached) that I made from your plans. I made it from maple with walnut plugs and used the Maloof finish.
It was an incredibly rewarding experience and our friends were beside themselves when we delivered to them. Their baby had just been born so it was perfect timing. They use it all the time. I actually had some separation anxiety when I left their house...haha.
I am now planning one for my wife and I.
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, I feel like I can accomplish anything now!
I will be launching an on-line Etsy store shortly making various home decor items such as cutting/bread/cheese boards, shelves, coin banks, etc. It will keep me busy in my retirement.
One question...if I was to make the same chair in a child's size (I have 1 grandchild, another on the way and my wife's brother has twin girls), what dimensions would I use? Do you have plans I can purchase?
Once again thank you!