A few weeks ago, I asked about fitting a replacement spindle into an old rocker without disassembling it. Here’s how it went: I took a picture of the spindle next to the missing one with my tape measure held along side it. This gave me a scale that I could duplicate by printing the picture out so the dimensions matched. I printed two copies, took one and cut it out completely to tape it to the tool rest on the lathe. The other one I took measurements at critical points with my calipe...
How to build a Custom Sculptured rocking chair Lesson # 1 Here is the free class text you wanted. It is complete and you can build a rocker using it. If you are following along with the Web Class and are anxious to upload the new text before I am able to post it to the Web Class site you can send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the next lesson. You now have three choices: (1) Send me an email for the Free text in which case this Free text will give you all you need to kno...
I’ve been working on a set of dining chairs so I took some time to show how I sculpt some of this chair. The underside of the seat and round over on the legs needed to be sculpted to match the original chair I’ve been commissioned to build. I use Kutzall brand shaping wheels and grinding burrs for the die grinder. I love there carbide shaping tools, they never wear out and are extremely safe because there are hundreds of little cutting burrs that seem to be very easy to control...
A couple of previous blog entries showed the steam bending setups I used to bend the rail and legs. Mortises were cut with a slot mortiser and tenons were doneon a Wirth Machine (Matchmaker).
I have seen this design around for a while, and I wanted to make one for my niece. I decided to make a prototype out of low cost wood to see if the geometry worked out. My biggest concern was fingers getting pinched when moving the step up and down. The stool came out pretty good, I think I will add another dowel to the front of the stool so that the back doesn’t swing all the way down when you pick it up.
I was going to skip writing today, as I am in the drawing stages of new designs and they isn’t really anything exciting to show you. But I was sent a link to a really cool video that I thought you may like so I am sharing it here for your Sunday morning coffee. Have a wonderful Sunday!
While my last student went through my 6 day build your own rocking chair course, I took many pictures, time lapse and real time footage. Starting after the boring milling stage we run through a few steps in my build your own rocking chair course.
Twins give Retiring Yankee Pitcher Rocking Chair made of bats he broke
The idea of making the chair for our beloved daughter was originated a long time ago, but wanted to make something special for her. She likes the old fairy tailes and beautiful cartoons about prince and princess very much, also, our love to rare mighty things – pushed us to make this «von Einik family style» creation.I used turned old pine legs from old balasters and rest of was new lumber. Only hand tools were used, I didn’t used electrical tools for reason -i like to use hand tools....
Just a quick video I filmed the other day walking through my shop discussing the projects I have on the go as well as future projects. As always thanks for having a look.Paul
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