Well, after rehabbing a few other items from the Birthday Rust Hunt…..time to resume that rocking Chair project?
Figured i’d need some 4/4×4 stock to make a few things for the back and seat. Been using the bandsaw…it was making a lot of racket, got to looking around…and wound up tearing it down. Lower thrust bearing was out too far. rubbing on the frame. Got it back, the tracking reset, so i had to work on the upper guides as well.
Might get a new blade for it…someday.
bench is now cleared off. Tried a way to attach the posts to the rocker..
Called a Bridle Joint ( like the bridle on a horse?) Except I made the slot too wide..
Maybe on the next one, I can narrow things down a bit. The back post is 48” long, and to saw the notch for that joint, things got a bit tall..
The other end of that post is sitting on the floor. Once the saw work was done, the usual suspects were brought out, to remove the waste, both in the slot, and on the sides of the rocker..
The saw was at an angle, because the post sits on the rocker at an angle. Chisels to chop out the waste. Test fit..
Much better? It has to sit straight up, like the front post. The curve of the rocker goes through at an angle.
I’ll come back later, glue and pin both joints. And sand the heck out of them. For now, though..
I’ll leave this as is, I need some measurements for theparts that hold the seat. Lay out some mortises, make some tenons. Then I might work on the back. First of, I need the other side done.
Cussing has begun, stay tuned, this might take a while…..
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