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This chair came to me with both arms broken at their attachment points, the right rear leg was in three pieces, the rocker was broken in half and every joint was loose. Nothing like a challenging repair to idle away a long day in the shop. The biggest challenge was reproducing the leg. It required a bottom tenon and three mortises, one of which was at a 15 degree angle. Lacking a mortising machine, I did the mortises by hand after drilling a series of adjacent holes. A good excuse to sharpen up some chisels.

The owner had just refinished and upholstered the chair before the tragedy. The chair was postioned too close to a low fireplace mantle. When he rocked forward to get out of the chair, the top of the chair stuck under the mantle and the chair self destructed. He now gets to start all over.

-- sugarpine





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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4735 posts in 1807 days


#1 posted 802 days ago

You did an excellent job repairing that rocker. Looks great!

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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a1Jim

109219 posts in 2076 days


#2 posted 802 days ago

You truly are the chair doctor and you patient has recovered so well. Very fine work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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sandhill

2077 posts in 2423 days


#3 posted 802 days ago

Nice repair.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Willardz

56 posts in 809 days


#4 posted 802 days ago

Great job! Can be very time consuming.

-- I have Carrie, food, shelter, and wood to turn. What else do I need? http://www.willardwoodworking.com

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Woodbridge

2419 posts in 917 days


#5 posted 802 days ago

Thanks for sharing your rebuild job. I like the design and shape of this rocker. thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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dedalo

172 posts in 1396 days


#6 posted 789 days ago

great job! please post before photos as well :D

-- http://carpinteriaenargentina.blogspot.com

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