In the November 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, a special 200th anniversary issue celebrating some of the best makers working today, I wrote a piece on chairmaker Brian Boggs. In doing so I spent a day in Brian’s shop and gallery in the Biltmore Village in Asheville, North Carolina, where we talked about everything … Read more
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Most woodworkers’ “”bucket lists”" of projects include crafting a Maloof-inspired rocking chair. Brocks’ instructional bundle includes a DVD (103 minutes) and companion book (48 pages with 69 pictures) that provide you with all the plans and instruction you need to build your heirloom rocker with confidence. Plus, you’ll receive additional support through membership in a special club for builders of sculptured furniture.
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A little geometry and a simple prototype ensure a pleasant ride.
By Jeff Miller
From the October 2011 issue #192
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I recently set out to design and build a new rocking chair. I’ve designed and built a handful of rockers, but my past efforts didn’t rock as well as I would have liked. I have confidence in my ability to make a comfortable “regular” chair, but it seemed like I was dealing with an entirely different problem with a rocker. So I decided to look a bit more carefully than before into what makes a rocking chair “work.” I wanted to understand the geometry of a rocking chair in hopes that I could improve my overall results.
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ARTICLE: Read about a chair Jeff made where the seat and back are all screws.
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