Front Porch Rockers #3: Assembly of Rocker

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Blog entry by bhack posted 05-27-2008 09:15 PM 1282 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, I got up my nerve and started the dry fit. Viola, they fit nearly perfectly the first time. I did say nearly, but with a little help of a rasp and file the dry fit is a go. I had never used a rasp or file that often and was pleasantly pleased with the results that can be obtained by their use. I found as with most hand tools is to let the tool do the work and you act as a guide. Using that theory has been one of my accomplishments thus far in woodworking.
Ok Bill, shut up and start gluing.

One side glued.

Seat assembly

Back assembly

Next is the glue up of all pieces.

All the parts glued and clamped

Prior to finishing

Next will be the finish. Not my most favorite chore, but it must be done.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-27-2008 09:39 PM

See, I knew that with the care you took on the milling that they would fit. The finish is the fun part. The hard part is done.

It is going to be interesting to see the finished piece.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-27-2008 11:32 PM

I hate finishing too. I wish I had someone to do it for me.

Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-27-2008 11:33 PM

Bill, this is coming out real nice. The nice thing about the patterns, it takes the guess work out when you get ready to make another just like it. The finish will make the rocker.

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#4 posted 05-28-2008 12:06 AM

this is going to come out nice. how are you planning on finishing it?

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#5 posted 05-28-2008 06:31 AM

It all came together beautifully!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 05-28-2008 02:21 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. Working from plans has let me work on skills, which I need, and not worry about design. finish will be Danish Oil and Spar Varnish.

Thanks again for comments.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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