Rocking Chair: An Online Course #11: Followed Advice about Router Guide Rails

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 03-09-2016 09:21 PM 980 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Double-Sided Tape to Attach These Guide Rails? Part 11 of Rocking Chair: An Online Course series Part 12: Bandsaw Finger JIG or Push Point »

I took the advice I got from Captain Sckully seriously. I have built a new base from acrylic and then from the topside drilled holes so I could fasten the guide rails in place on the base with screws. This will be a safer solution and it will be repeatable.

I have also completed the construction of the clamping forms in which I will glue and clamp the rockers for this chair. This bent lamination is based on the 42 inch inner radius and the 43 1/4 inch outer radius specified in the plans.

In addition I have built the routing jig that I will use with my router to get the under-side of the arm rest completely smooth to fit the eight foot radius.

-- --- Happy Howie

2 comments so far

View CaptainSkully's profile


1407 posts in 2979 days

#1 posted 03-10-2016 02:25 PM

Sweet jig! What about putting stops on the cross pieces so you can’t accidentally route the jig?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

View HappyHowie's profile


269 posts in 1365 days

#2 posted 03-10-2016 02:57 PM

The way this works is that I cut close to the line at my bandsaw. Then after mounting the board upside down in the JIG, I shave the curve smooth with a router bit in my plunge router. This process should give me a great fitting glue line with the arm support rail.

-- --- Happy Howie

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics