Follow along as I build a sculpted chair seat on youtube!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4pGVH2uJ00 Walk through my shop with me while I show you some pieces of a pair of rocking chairs that are being built during my 10 day build your own rocking chair course.
http://youtu.be/5-i4WUKiuP4 Walk through my fine woodworking shop to see the pieces I’m currently working on while I discuss how they got to where they are and what has to be done next.
Follow me as I walk through my shop talking some details about my pieces I have on the go.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUATTYz0LX4
Just a quick video where I walk through my shop discussing the projects I’ve been working on. http://youtu.be/XO8Ub3VQJ0s Thanks for having a look!
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.
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