Cherry Rocking Chair

My name is Keith and I am a weekend woodworker. I made this chair out of cherry. It is a reproduction of a Sam Maloof rocking chair. Sam made rockers for Jimmy Carter & Ronald Regan. The legs meet the seat with a Maloof joint to provide maximum strength. The back legs meet the seat at 5 degrees. So I needed + & – 5 degree router bits. The rockers are made of laminated 1/8″strips . The front legs are turned on a lathe. Like most woodworkers I don’t have all the tools I would like so I made my own jigs to achieve the result I needed. Most of the fun of building any project is figuring out how to get the result you want. It’s like a puzzle 🙂 Happy woodworking!

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