Today I started with the seat or should I say seats, drum sand, notch and rabbbit seat, again do some stuff to the rear legs glue second adder block, carve out seat, continue gluing headrest pieces, notch and round over front legs to fit joint, cope arms with table saw, glue front legs together, continue gluing up head rest, shape rear legs, get the rear legs to 90% finished which is leg/seat joint fitted, sanded, routed, sanded…... Yup that was a good amount of work today, i’d...
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...
Time to break out the angle grinder again. After fitting the arms to the rear leg joints I did the sculpting of the leg to seat joints in my latest post on my blog. Contrary to what you might thik – you can be delicate with an angle grinder and a 36-grit disk! Take a look an let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!
With the shaping of the legs completed. I moved on to working on the arms. The rough sha;ping is done with a jig at the table saw and a cove-cutting process. Take a look at the post at my blog for details and a bunch of pictures of the process. Thanks for reading!
How do you put a round-over on a leg with as many curved and non-flat surfaces as those on this chair (hint: it’s not all done with a router)? Take a look at the most recent post on my journey to build a Sculpted Rocking Chair. This time I tackled the front legs and initial shaping of all four of the legs. As a result, it’s really starting to look like a chair!
Well, after a bit of a hiatus, I’m back working at the Sculpted Rocking Chair. In my most recent post I continued with processing of the rear legs. This involved making a 20-degree jig for use at the band saw, shaping the areas at the seat joints and also drilling for the headrest. Take a look and let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading!
After a quick task with on front legs on the chair, it was finally on to some of the sculpting – starting with the seat. Take a look at this post on my blog for details and a pictorial of the process. Thanks for reading!
Last time I worked on the seat joinery. This time I complete the Maloof Joint by performing joinery on the front and rear legs of the rocking chair. There are some complication due to the fact that the rear legs need to cant at a six degree angle. Take a look at this post to see the details on how this is solved. Thanks for reading!
With the lamination behind me I have moved on to work on the signature joinery of the chair – the Maloof-style joint where the legs join the seat. This post on my blog covers the seat portion of this interesting joint. Thanks for reading!
Moving on from the work of roughing out components, it was time for some laminations. After making the forms I went to work with lots of thin strips in hand to create the rockers and back braces for the chair. The glue-filled process is covered in the latest post on my blog. Thanks for reading!
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