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The Craftsman's Path #67: Sculpted Rocking Chair - Sculpting the Leg Joints

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Blog entry by Mark Mazzo posted 02-05-2010 10:34 PM 1248 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 66: Sculpted Rocking Chair - Front Leg Transitions and Gluing the Legs Part 67 of The Craftsman's Path series no next part

Time to break out the angle grinder again. After fitting the arms to the rear leg joints I did the sculpting of the leg to seat joints in my latest post on my blog. Contrary to what you might thik – you can be delicate with an angle grinder and a 36-grit disk!

Take a look an let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!

Sculpting

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com



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#1 posted 02-06-2010 06:04 AM

Looks interesting

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#2 posted 02-06-2010 08:16 PM

Jim,

Yes, it’s a bit interesting to work with what you would assume would be a very coarse tool especially after so much work on the chair. But, you’d be amazed at how precise you can be with it. The key is fluid motions, not jerky ones. If you use the bigger muscles in your body to move the tool rather than just the small ones (like in your hands) you can actually attain a very flowing surface that just needs to be refined from there.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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