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Forum topic by Bieser posted 04-23-2014 02:31 PM 588 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Bieser

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04-23-2014 02:31 PM

I built my first rocking chair and it came out really nice. My only thing is when I rock in it on hardwoods it has a few very minor flat/uneven spots maybe. It could be me being very critical of my work as nobody else seems to notice. Will they go away with use or is there other tricks for smoothing the rock out? I have read about felt use on bottom which might be nice for a soft feel. Just tapping the lumberjocks for some advice

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 03:34 AM

You could use a block plane or a sanding block with fairly coarse grit to ‘fair’ or curve the rockers to an even or faired curve. Just hit the high points and work them into a flowing curve.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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