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Child's rocker for grandkid #2

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Project by tbone posted 11-20-2017 05:37 PM 282 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Lots of skillbuilding for me on this Greene and Greene-ish child’s rocker. It’s made from African Mahogany with Gaboon Ebony splines and plugs.
New skills = scooping out the seat, splines with compound angles, mortise and tenon with the same compound angles, and steam bending mahogany. (I’m not convinced that steam bending the mahogany is the way to go—it wants to wrinkle on the concave side more than the white oak I’m used to.) With all due respect and apologies to Darrell Peart, I fashioned a cheap square punch out of a 5/16” square key from the hardware store by drilling a pilot hole and countersinking it to a sharp enough point to do the work I needed. (It is WAY too soft to rely on for continuous use, but as a ‘one-time’ tool it worked okay.) For repeated and continuous use, I recommend visiting http://furnituremaker.com/2010/03/10/hollow-square-punches/ A lot of time and brain work went into this project, but I enjoyed doing it, and hopefully some day the grandkid will appreciate it. A little bit of stain and Arm-R-Seal Satin finished the project.

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#1 posted 11-20-2017 06:00 PM

Very nice. Steam bending can be tricky. So can those square plugs!

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