Rocking Chair Build #5: Starting to shape the seat

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Blog entry by Topapilot posted 10-18-2011 07:33 PM 2734 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I threw caution to the wind and took my new Kutzall to my seat. Most of this is by eye, which is a leap of faith for me, but I think it might turn out ok in the end.

I strongly suggest doing all of this work outside! I moved in later when the sun was on me and now my shop is covered in dust.

I felt I had one “good” side, and one less good, so I made a template of the good side and transferred the shape to the other side. And I saved the template…

Much sanding, and three burns on my finger tips from sanding the curve, has left me here; I wiped on some mineral spirits and I’m thinking things might turn out ok!

Next: More seat shaping.

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#1 posted 10-18-2011 09:45 PM

Looking awesome. I wish I had the time to tackle one of these…. Maybe one day. So, I guess I will just live vicariously thru your posts, if that’s ok with you.


-- "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back" -- Unknown

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#2 posted 10-19-2011 02:11 AM

Dude, this is awesome. I’ve already contacted Hal about ordering. Thanks for the inspiration and documentation.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 11-06-2011 12:35 PM

The seat looks great. When I did my seat I also made a template to get the left and right sides to match.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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