This may be a bit early to post this with 2 large projects in the works but I just couldn’t help it. I am still jazzed up from watching the DVD’s I ordered from Hal Taylors “Rocking chair university”. As many of you know I have a good bit of cherry sitting around so I thought it would be a good wood to start with because number one I have it, number two if I screw it up I just grab another piece, number three if it comes out good I will have a nice looking chair. I started today by making the jig/fixture that will hold the arms to cut a cove across the top length of the arm.
The next photo is a pair of templates to draw out the back legs of the rocking chair. I am using MDF because it is easy to shape and make the eased curves for this design.
I have watched the DVD set all the way through once and went back to different chapters as I read his book. I have to say he did a real good job on the course and you could tell he loves to build rocking chairs. I especially like the story he tells about meeting Sam Maloof and giving him one of the chairs he made.
I also like the design changes he made to Sam’s chair I better stop here or this post will have to be sent over to the Review section. I will try to get as much as I can posted as I do the build but first I will need to cut out the rest of the jigs and templates as well as build the glue up bending forms.
Thanks for looking.