I’ve been busy in the shop, and havn’t posted an update in a while. I wanted to do one about some mistakes and how they were covered up, or, I mean, how I created an anomoly in order to demonstrate some advanced wood working skills.
First, you must realize you’ve messed up your project. Exibit A:
These are the rear legs of the rocker. The thick section is where the leg joins the seat. The legs are designed to tilt out at 6 degrees (narrow seat, wide headreast). The adder block is the piece glued to the leg and tapered at 6 degrees to tilt the leg out. If you look closely, you can see the taper goes partway into the joint area on the left leg, and does not enter the joint area on the right leg. My leg stock was thinner than Hal uses (he gets rough 10/4 stock, I could only get 8/4 S3S so was only 1 3/4 thick) Also, my adder did not extend out enough, hence the problem.
To fix: I plained down the adder block untill uniform thickness, then glued on another piece to bring the whole thickness way up:
With this added thickness I could clamp the leg to the 6 degree jig:
recut the joint, smoth the cut on the jointer, and make the joint correctly:
Another repair was to the slot in the leg joint that has to match the tounge on the seat. On the second leg I cut the notch too wide, so I glued in adders to both sides (only one shown here), trimmed them flush, then re-cut the notch.
Next up: Building a rocker is 10x jig building, and 1x rocker build!