Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rock'er On






These rocking chair parts have been sitting patiently in the shop since June last year, staring at me. I couldn't bear the guilt anymore, so I'm going to devote some more time to this ultra marathon event. I had to catch up with the headrest; cross cutting and starting the shaping on the bandsaw. I made a plywood template first, then made the angled cross cuts on hefty 10/4 stock. Then a big freehand curved re-saw cut on the bandsaw before the top & bottom curved cuts. I'm still blown away with how much wood goes into these rockers. Then onto fitting the spindles to the seat mortises, with a helping hand from a tenon cutter used like a pencil sharpener.

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