The instruction was to cut two patterns in order to glue and clamp the laminated rockers; one was for the inside curve that is a 42 inch radius and the other was the outside radius of the form. It would be the 43 1/4 inch radius form. I did cut the patterns, but then I questioned the need since I was going to cut three 3/4 inch plywood pieces for each pattern. So instead of working from the pattern to cut the 3/4 inch three layers I decided to use my router circle jig and cut the three i...
In order to make the rockers for this rocking chair I needed to make a pattern. From these patterns I would make a clamping form from plywood. I will cut eight 1/8” thick slats of my cherry hardwood for each rocker and glue them between these clamping forms. I will use gluing cauls on each side of the clamping form. They will be made from 1/8 inch masonite or hardboard. I will cover them with paste wax so glue will not adhere to them. Thus, the inner form will have a radius of 42 i...
I have bought the 3/4 inch plywood I will need in order to make the bending form JIG to make this chair’s two rockers. I got a clarification from Tom, my online instructor, for the undocumented radius for the outer form’s radius. The inner radius was clearly marked on the full sized plans to be 42 inches. I did not see any documentation for the outer’s curve radius, but it could be deduced with math. The rockers are made from eight 1/8 inch thick strips plus two clampi...
Hello, my name is Jerry, I’m retired and live in the country with my wife. I ‘very much’ consider myself a beginner furniture maker. This is the third cradle I’ve made – this one is for a Great Grandson. There are no metal fasteners in this cradle. This cradle is made from trees I cut from our property, eastern red cedar and elm – both considered trash trees. I have a small bandmill which I use to saw the trees into something I can us...
Here is another short video of what I’m up to, trying to stay busy which doesn’t seem to be a hard aspect in my life.Thanks for having a look. Paul
The most recent issue of New Mexico Magazine (April 2010) has featured our Black Walnut with Curly Cherry Rocking chair. This rocker was made for a woodworker friend of ours, to give to his wife for Christmas. The Black walnut came from an approximate 600 year old tree that was dead standing along the Hondo River, just outside of Ruidoso NM. It was some of the most beautiful walnut we have ever seen, with dark, almost black burling and blond sap wood going through it. The figure was incredibl...
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