I finally completed my first chair using Hal’s updated plans and book. Having already built 8 other chairs I did not read the new book cover to cover so I cannot comment on the contents of the book. There is a lot more detail and some of t...
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Location: Webster, NY
In the name of matrimonial harmony we are now living in Webster, NY, just east of Rochester. A brisk 12-minute walk from my in-laws.
I live here with my wife and two sons, ages 3 and 5. They love coming down to help me, I think they have measured almost everything in the shop with my calipers, at least twice.
As a digital design engineer by day for a local communications company, and a father, woodworker, skier, biker, etc. the rest of the time, I don't have too much free time. We had our new house built and had the builder leave a lot unfinished. So I am working on building our custom built-ins for the walk-in closets and other such features.
So hopefully we will be here for a long time.
-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com
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Hal’s new book and plan templates arrived the other week. Since I am gearing up to complete two customer chairs by xmas this was a welcome change. The book is longer, contains some new hints, details and is actually simpler in many ways th...
So today is the last day of assembly. After the epoxy sets up overnight, the leg/rocker joints gets sanded and then the chair gets final sanded and finished… Starting out I took my belt sander to the top of the back legs to give them the...
Welcome again to another edition of Hal Taylor Rocking Chair building… After attaching the arms and shaping their joints I flip the chair over and sand out the leg-seat joints on the bottom. This way even when the customer flips the chai...
Ok. So on Friday I glued the four legs to the seat. Now it is time to clean up all the joints and make them look great. So after glue up, our front leg to seat joint looks like: So I break out my trusty Lancelot carving disc on the rig...