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Project by sugarpine posted 02-04-2012 10:21 PM 1482 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 Wood Artist

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 10:24 PM

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

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 12:31 AM

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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#3 posted 02-05-2012 02:54 AM

Nice repair.

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Willardz

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 04:15 AM

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

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 06:09 AM

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

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 11:46 AM

great job! please post before photos as well :D

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