|Project by eddie||posted 10-26-2016 04:58 AM||1268 views||2 times favorited||31 comments|
In the 1850s, when a rocking chair was a standard possession of North American settlers, the Collignon brothers of New Jersey invented a line of folding rocking chairs that could be more easily transported in a covered wagon, the plans are from Lee Valley Tools .com . a few weeks back a man called and wanted one of these made from cypress .i told him that i wasnt sure it would be strong enough unless i found some heart wood of cypress .he said he was from Louisiana and wanted it because of it being the state tree , went looking and found this black walnut that was harvested out of a local swamp many years ago and the owner there i had made some pices for before gave me a good deal on it .it had some beautiful gran in it ,so i went with it and think now that this is some of the better hard woods to work with , on these back rest it is faster to cut two or three out at a time of the lamanated boards to save time ,during this one of the back rest that was in the middle had cracks that i didnt see , managed to save it with some bow tie or butterflies as some call them , i used a Rockler bow tie kit with templets for the butter flies, thanks for looking there is some dust on it from me folding it up ,he was well pleased with the walnut and i felt better knowing it would proable hold up better . the finish is to 220 grit and a few coats of Danish oil .
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