|Project by F Dudak||posted 08-15-2010 07:18 AM||1777 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Promised a young lady from work a rocking chair after she had seen one of my chairs here. The only stipulation was that she had to be with child first. Well apparently she must want a chair really bad because she is expecting in December. Took me about two weeks on and off to get this chair completed and now it is ready for paint. The toughest thing about this rocker is getting the legs coplaner,making the bridle cuts for the rockers, and fitting spindles in the bow. The spindles need to be tight in the bow to support the crest. This operation leaves you with your heart in your throat because of the sounds the bow makes while being tapped on and off for the spindle fitting. The contorted shapes that the bow takes on during the process is no help either. Once the last wedge has been driven in the bow there is a moment of silence out of respect for all the broken bows that have never been successfully mounted on a chair. I really hope she enjoys the chair and is able to pass it down to the child she is carrying now. There is a baby shower coming up for her soon and I will make sure she gets the chair before then. Hope you enjoy the chair as much as I enjoyed making it.
-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----