Rocking Chair Build #4: Headrest

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Blog entry by Topapilot posted 10-18-2011 07:17 PM 2717 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The headrest is made up of 6 billets, 4.75 wide by 8 tall. They are glued together to form a curve. This means they need an angled edge to create this curve. I used a Wixey angle guage to make a pair of coopering jigs for the jointer. They are 4 and 5 degrees.

Using the cut offs from the jig I glued up pairs of billets:

With three pairs of billets glued up, they were too curved to clamp together so I used pinch dogs top and bottom. These worked great.

Finished, they matched the template very closely:

Next up: Seat shaping.

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