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Rocking Chair Summer Camp with Bill Kappel #4: day 4 is over and the chair is getting bettter and better

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Blog entry by motthunter posted 2227 days ago 1034 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Here is day 3 Part 4 of Rocking Chair Summer Camp with Bill Kappel series Part 5: day 5 and only 1/2 day to go tomorrow »

Today, we did more sculpting, cut and glued up the laminates for the rocker runners, and created the headrest and the first back slat. The following pictures tell the tale.


head rest blank is fit to back legs


head rest first cuts


sculpting the head rest


finished shaping


holes drilled for back slats


testing first back slat


bending the rails


marked to sculpt


roughly sculpted

More tomorrow… only 1 and a half days to go.

-- making sawdust....



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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 2226 days ago

Cool! I’d like to learn someday….

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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ChicoWoodnut

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#2 posted 2226 days ago

When you say “Bending the Rails” are you doing a laminated glue up? I started at the beginning of this series and it really rocks. I’ll be following it. Thanks for taking the time to blog.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#3 posted 2226 days ago

bending the rails means a laminated glue up

-- making sawdust....

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stanley2

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#4 posted 2226 days ago

I just got caught up with your blog and I’m amazed at how much you accomplish in one day for what has always appeared to me to be a complex project. It must be a very rewarding week and a great way to spend some vacation time.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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motthunter

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#5 posted 2226 days ago

thanks Stanley.. I am also amazed at how fast it is going. Please keep in mind though that I am working with Bill Kappel and he has been making these chairs for many years. Having an experienced pro to help teach me makes the processes go much faster than if I was home trying to figure it out myself.

-- making sawdust....

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