Legacy Project: The Dundas Rocking Chair #4: Shaping

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 11-24-2012 08:24 PM 1169 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Building the Halves Part 4 of Legacy Project: The Dundas Rocking Chair series Part 5: "Two Arms! Two Arms!" »

Principal shaping tools: air powered carbide burr and electric sanders, both orbital and RO.

Hand tools: half round Microplane, two Nicholson files (49 and 50) and a fine, round file.

Discoveries: Only one, really, Where the back leg meets the block there is, before shaping, an acute angle. Next time I will add a piece to the leg there so I’ll have a smoother transition to the block. Small item, but it may become a signature feature which you can copy all you want! (In the spirit of Sam.)

Adhesive is quality epoxy. I wiped it down with lacquer thinner after discovering that I had no acetone. Next time I’ll be properly solventized.

Random shots of this stage:

I made a note to self: Make sure the riser blocks have nice horizontal grain patterns. I got lucky on these.

Next: The Arms

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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