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Building a Thos. Moser Design New Gloucester Rocking Chair #23: Final Thoughts

522 days ago by DustyMark | 7 comments »

Video Watch this video to see two completed rocking chairs as I share my final thoughts about this wonderful Thos. Moser design. Arm Modification The arm spread of the first chair was too wide for my wife. The back flexes slightly and ideally the arm is positioned to lightly brush against the side of the back spindle. I had already drilled the holes on the second seat blank, so I plugged those holes and drilled new holes with less splay. Unfortunately, I failed to sp...

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Building a Thos. Moser Design New Gloucester Rocking Chair #14: Evaluating the Prototype Top Crest

571 days ago by DustyMark | 2 comments »

Ready to Cut Final Top Crest? I finished turning the 14 back spindles on the first rocking chair over the past three days. As I finished each spindle, I inserted it into the seat. Once I had the middle four spindles completed, I began inserting them into the top crest as well. The prototype top crest is only 1 1/2” tall. The final top crest is 2 5/8” tall and will be cut from some scraps of 12/4 cherry that I had saved since completing my pencil post bed almost 20 years ago...

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