|Project by Ron Berneburg||posted 08-07-2009 03:25 PM||1704 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
My first rocking chair. I used my neighbors chair (made in China) as a reference. I truly thought this would be a straight , and fairly easy project. I survivde, but but I`m here to tell you I went to school on this one ! I made numerous mistakes, however being one of the many ingenious wood workers that we are, I recovered. The layman would never notice. I used 4/4 FAS Walnut rough sawn lumber, and not having a planer, or jointer, I spent alot of time, and burned some brain cells (time I have,brain cells are getting scarice) working the lumber.The profit from this one is being applied to a jointer, see I do have a few brain cells left ! I applied 8 coats of shellac as a topcoat. I learned quite alot about building a rocking chair,and myself, which is a good thing. I also made up a few new cuss words, which proberly isn`t a good thing. I had fun, learned as we all do, and hopefuly will make some change as well.
-- Ron - Would Make It 4 You