Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair

August 5, 2018 by · Leave a Comment
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This was first attempt at building a Sam Maloof Inspired Rocker. I used Charles Brock’s plans which include templates, instructional book and video. It took me 5 weeks to complete the rocker. This now along with 4 low arm dinning room chairs and a settee are enjoyed by family and friends.

PowerPoint (PDF) Stave Segmented Vessel Instructions

Segmented Vessel Instructions 5-16-2016 PDF

Click twice on the link above for instructions on How To Construct a Segmented Bowl/Vessel. The PDF document can then be printed at no cost. Hope you find the information useful and be sure to wear the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and at a minimum hearing and eye protection in the shop!

Let us know if you have additional questions.

Maloof Inspired Low-Back Settee

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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I completed this settee for a client who requested it be made of walnut. It took me approximately 125 hours to construct and finish. I adapted Charles Brocks low-back chair plans to make the settee. The finish is Watco Oil with the last two coats being Watco’s DeftOil. Read more

Transtitional/Modern Desk and Maloof Inspired Chair

January 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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_2Since my retirement, which started in July 2013, I’ve been busy in the shop making 3 Maloof inspired chairs and a desk with a Hawaiian Koa writing surface. This is the second time I’ve built this style of desk. I love the design! Two of the chairs and the desk are currently for sale at the Got Art Gallery downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Please contact me if you would like to commission either piece in a different wood spieces. Read more

Wanted: Project Photos

April 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Ron Petitt, Spokane, Washington

Since Steven Todd and I started this website several years ago, many have written or called with positive comments about its content. We really are just a couple of guys who have a passion for all forms of woodworking and wish to share it with others. Over the years some have sent photos of segmented bowls they’ve made using techniques learned from watching videos and/or reviewing the PowerPoints that have been posted on the site.  In addition, some have taken a class or just stopped by the shop for a pointer or two.  Usually, I learn as much from them as they do from me. Read more

Future Woodworker: Under Construction

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Tyler Using Spokeshave
If you believe strongly enough that woodworking is a worthwhile avocation; then take the time to encourage, instruct and nature the skills and knowledge in the young people you can influence. My grandson Tyler who is now seven loves spending time in the shop with his papa doing small projects which will someday have a major impact on his life. We started with making a wooden knife and gouge so that he could learn to whittle a boat out of a bar of soup. He carefully worked on that bar of soap until it took on a boat-like shape and then hollowed out the center with the wooden gouge. The whole process, including the making of the tools took about an hour. We both had a great time! In a couple of years he will be ready to use his whittling knife which is stored in his tool cabinet (see articles on Tyler’s Tool Cabinet on this website). Read more

Woodcraft’s Segmented Bowl Making Class Feb. 23-24, 2013

February 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Mike, Keith,Stuart, Don
Four gentlemen attended the second class I’ve taught on segmented bowl making this past weekend at Woodcraft Supply in Lenexa, Kansas. It was my pleasure to demonstrate the basics on how to design, construct and turn a segmented bowl. I’m pleased to report that all four completed their first segmented bowl. During the 16 hours of hands-on instruction and shop time we covered a great deal of information and related techniques used in making segmented bowls. According to the responses from the attendees, the class assisted them in demystifying some of the aspects of this form of woodworking. For me, it was fantastic to be the one given the opportunity to start another group off on their journey into segmented bowl making. However, the best thing was the chance to make four new friends who now share this passion we call woodworking. Read more

Free Segmented Bowl Demo

January 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Segmented Bowl Demo

Segmented Bowl Demo

Segmented Class Group Photo August 2012 Click on this attachment to see photos and comments from the last group who took the class in August 2012.

On Saturday, February 2, 1pm-2pm, Jay Helland will demonstrate how to cut stave-type segments using a table saw and sled. If you’ve ever been interested in getting started making segmented bowls this would be a good time to see this part of the process in person. The videos on this website obviously don’t show every step of the procedure, nor give you the opportunity for Q & A. You can sign-up for the two-day class on segmented bowl making at Woodcraft, 8645 Bluejacket Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66214 or call 913-599-2800. Tuition for the two-day class is $195 per session.

I hope to see you at the Free Demo so mark your calendar.

Christmas Gifts 2012

January 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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This Christmas I decided to make gifts for my co-workers who have leadership or support roles in the Facilities Services department of the Lee’s Summit School District. This was my way of showing them that I really appreciate the professionalism and camaraderie they display daily. For me, I get the pleasure of making the item and then in seeing friends receive a handmade one-of-kind gift. This year it took about 9 months to complete the 20 segmented turning.

What a great group of individuals to work with!

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Gifts Christmas 2012

2012 Kansas City Tool Show

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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This year’s woodworking tool show was again held at the Overland Park International Trade Convention Center January 28-30,2012.  The show was fairly well attended and the Lee’s Summit Woodworkers Guild was well represented with many of its members bringing in some of the finest projects for display.  In addition to the guild display the Tool Show and Bosch Tools sponsored the “Show Off Project” contest.  For the third consecutive year I entered a project for judging by the show’s attendees.  I’m happy to report that Tyler’s Tool Cabinet came in first place but the competition was tough.  I would like to thank those who took the time to vote for their favorite project! Read more

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