It’s been just over 3 months since I first posted this blog to fix the wife’s patio rocker. It was so daunting that I put it out in the yard and busied myself with a couple of new projects, but it kept haunting me. Every time I looked out on the back yard, it just looked back wondering when it’s time would come again. Well, guilt ridden I am reporting that I did get back, just in time for the Fall/Winter season. I had to re-manufacture four replacement pieces with round mortise/tenon joinery. Since I didn’t wish to purchase some of those pricy tenoning bits, I turned or hand cut the tenons, which I pinned with 1/4” dowels. The mortises on the back upright were easy enough except that they were angled at 6 degrees in two planes which resulted in plenty of head scratching.
The wife decided that she might like a color change, so I sanded the entire piece down (have I mentioned how much I hate sanding?), applied a BIN undercoating, and sprayed the whole thing with a couple rattle cans of white enamel.
Here we are out at the spray booth
and back in it’s natural habitat
Well, here is the final stress test. The stress is not the load bearing test, but the stress from the cancellation of the NHL pre-season with no end in sight. Oh woe is me, I’m going to need a lot more of these cold ones.
My patient wife is well pleased with the repair, but she thinks it might be nice to have two (2) of them. I thought it prudent to hold my tongue rather than to verbally express my thoughts and loose any points that I may have gained.
Thanks for looking in. Any thoughts, comments, or insults are always welcome.
-- Greg, No. Cal.