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The Craftsman's Path #58: Sculpted Rocking Chair - Laminating the Rockers and Back Braces

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Blog entry by Mark Mazzo posted 03-04-2009 12:15 AM 1424 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Moving on from the work of roughing out components, it was time for some laminations. After making the forms I went to work with lots of thin strips in hand to create the rockers and back braces for the chair. The glue-filled process is covered in the latest post on my blog. Thanks for reading!

Laminating the rockers

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



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David

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#1 posted 03-04-2009 06:42 AM

Mark -

This is a fun and inspiring blog to follow. I like the idea of adding the aluminum alignment stops. I will bet those were very helpful aligning strips slippery with glue. The rockers look awesome!

David

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Mark Mazzo

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#2 posted 03-04-2009 03:49 PM

Thanks, David.

The alignment stops were definitely helpful. WIth that many lamination strips and that much glue, these things tend to move around when you are clamping them to a curved surface! The alignment also assures that there will be enough material after cleanup to reach the finished width.

The rockers are not yet complete. I still have to glue up stacks for under each of the legs and then there is the shaping…the last of the back braces are in the form as we speak!

—Mark

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

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Betsy

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#3 posted 03-08-2009 12:11 AM

Somehow, I managed to drop this from my watchlist! I learn something new every time I see your posts. I appreciate the time it takes to be so detailed in your descriptions. Looking forward to the next installment!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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