|Project by David Drummond||posted 08-03-2011 06:52 AM||2404 views||9 times favorited||13 comments|
So most of you that have seen my recent posts all know that they have recently been geared towards baby furniture and in that build I included this rocking chair from Scott Morrison’s “Simple Rocking Chair” plans that can be purchased from his website. One of the things that really inspired me to take a shot at this particular build was Scott’s willingness to support anyone who purchases his plans throughout the build and I can tell you that he delivered too cause I did in fact call him to chat about some of the specifics on his tools used i.e. the Holey Gallihad grinding discs used to scoop the seat out along with some other questions about the glues he uses, etc… Needless to say the money spent on the video and templates were well worth the money as I now have a family heirloom that I hope will be passed down from generation to generation.
On another note there is something about building a chair that is unique and satisfying in a way that no other furniture can provide. The minute I sat in the chair I knew that this was something I would continue to do again and again. Once my son gets old enough so that I can teach him woodworking I plan on passing this knowledge down to him and build a chair each year. The only thing I plan to do differently on the next one is to wear some antivibration gloves when I use the grinder as both of my arms from the shoulder down were numb for a week! The wood used was soft maple and the stain is General Finishes Light Brown with a lacquer film finish. Thanks for looking!
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