My First Rocker #5: Done! - the milling I mean

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 04-05-2009 11:12 PM 1018 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Make the rocker template Part 5 of My First Rocker series Part 6: Small steps »

It’s taken 12 days but I finally have all the milling done. I plan to start the shaping of the parts this week. I some work on the rockers to get them cleaned up. I sure like working with cherry.

So here’s my pile of rocker parts. Not very interesting – but sure was a lot of work. I can now very much appreciate the cost of a nice rocker.


Thanks for looking.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 04-06-2009 12:17 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 04-06-2009 12:34 AM


That pile of work represents a heck of a lot of work!!! Now the fun part begins!

I agree with you about working with cherry, recently built some shelves with it and it machines great. Finishing, well that’s another story!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-06-2009 12:49 AM

You know . . . to the untrained eye it would just looks like a pile of wood.

To all of us . . . its a pile of work\fun on its way to a beautiful project.

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#4 posted 04-06-2009 01:52 AM

Thanks guys.

You’re right about the fun starting Lew. I can’t wait to start seeing it take shape.

Zuki – thankfully there are a lot of trained eyes here on LJ’s that understands that pile of wood!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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