Class is over , everyone left with a rocker, all have some more rasping and sanding to do, but they all made it thru.
This was an intense class, long days and lots of work, but it evolved well, as all first classes do , this was the first time I ever did a class not knowing fully how everything was done, but Randy pulled it all thru.
Having now observed the rocker and the fashion in which it is made, as well as changing the means of work in the class, as we went, with things like grinders and power carvers, and so forth, many of the really laborious and time-consuming things were much improved, as well ,one of the time issues was the hand shaping of the spindles, and the tenons, I have ordered some hand style cutters that I think will greatly improve accuracy and speed, so now its my turn to build one , sort of a Charles Neil version if you will.
While I like and admire the rocker , for me personally there are some subtle changes I would like to make, like raising the seat height and maybe how the seat is made, but it will be a little bit before I get to experiment, but when I do will let you know.
I had mentioned in an earlier blog Randy is considering a west coast class if you have an interest or want to know more email him Randall_child@yahoo.com and he will be glad to discuss it with you, if you have ever wanted to learn how to sculp and shape wood as well as build a Maloof rocker, you will not be disappointed,,
So now I have one more class end of this week, ( finishing) and that’s all that is scheduled, so now its time to catch up alot of loose ends and finish some projects that seemed to find their way to the back burner despite all good intentions not to have that happen, but sometimes life just get’s in the way, but for me , when it does, I just buckle down and keep pushing forward, exactly what I am doing now!
As I write this Randy will be boarding his plane to head back to California, and everyone else should be home and all safe and sound, so this class will now be one for the history book, but to say Randy and all the guys knocked these rockers out the park is an understatement, remember this was basically 5 1/2 days.., wonder how long it took Sam 🙂
Here are some pictures of the class and the rockers,,, enjoy and be safe