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Rocking Chair Summer Camp with Bill Kappel #3: Here is day 3

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Blog entry by motthunter posted 2198 days ago 1046 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, day 3 has ended and man am I tired. It was a super productive day.

The legs were formed and fitted. The biggest challenge was to mate the legs to the seat.

After hours of fiddling and using Bill’s method, all was fit perfectly. What a thrill to see the legs attached and fitting like a glove. After the legs were fit, Bill gave me another lesson in machine carving to form one back leg to the seat. Later we cur out both arms and carved the first to fit.

Enjoy the photos


front leg is marked


after band saw cut offs


a close up on the joint


back leg is cut out


creating a flat at an angle to the face. makes legs lean


finished angled surface


cutting the joint


a view of the joint


grinding a joint


leveling and sanding


legs dry fitted and one leg worked


arm blanks were doweled and dry fit


arm being marked


cutting away waste on the band saw


part two of many cuts


carved out arm


leveled and rough sanded arm


done for the day… tomorrow is more

The biggest challenge here is that I can’t actually finish the whole chair. I will UPS myself the components and when I arrive home do final gluing, shaping, sanding and finishing..

More tomorrow

-- making sawdust....



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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 2198 days ago

looking great. i love all the curves. that is going to be ONE comfortable seat!

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Sac

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#2 posted 2198 days ago

Very nice work. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Jerry

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#3 posted 2198 days ago

Sure looks like fun work. I’ve never used a grinder to shape parts. How did you like using it?

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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motthunter

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#4 posted 2198 days ago

I also never used a grinder this way and I am getting used to it. I am always afraid to use grind off too much. It works great though with the KUTSALL donut wheel with carbide.

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 2197 days ago

Looks wonderful….you know that seat to leg joint is outstanding, it can be used and incorporated in so many variations and unique projects. I’m excited to see the progress…..you know what…I have seen many variations of this chair, but I don’t recall ever seeing one with a fiddle-back slat arrangement…..how would that work? perhaps in place of the center slats…. a subtle queen ann feel…..just thinking out-loud..anyhow it’s gonna look great!

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