Monthly Archives: July 2013

I’ve Got Arms

Monday, July 29, 2013: I finished scribing my rocker tenons and installed the rockers. I just realized though, that I did not get a close-up picture to share, so you’ll have to squint. I moved on to making my arms. … Continue reading

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Some Short Videos

I thought I would post a few videos this morning. The first is sharpening a chisel, using Paul’s method. It is simple, quick, and very effective. It produces a convex bevel that is as sharp as anything, but substantially stronger … Continue reading

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Rocking Good Day

Is that too corny? Saturday, July 27, 2013: Today was dedicated to making the rockers. They were cut from a single piece of oak (Paul cut the rough shape on a band saw to save time) and then shaped. The … Continue reading

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Rocking Chair is Coming Together

Friday, July 26, 2013: I have a rocking chair, sort of. The main frame work is complete, with the front and rear frame assemblies glued. I am tweaking the side aprons and stretchers for an exact fit, and then they … Continue reading

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Chair Back Assemby is Glued

Thursday, July 25, 2013: Today went well. I completed all of my spindle mortises, 18 total. They were laid out to the arc and then drilled with a forstner bit. By drilling, instead of chopping, every mortise has the same … Continue reading

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Rocker Back Almost Complete

Wednesday, July 24, 2013: I skipped writing yesterday because it was a very long day. We didn’t leave class until 8:30 PM, and I was just too tired. As I looked through my pictures, I found two that I had … Continue reading

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Building a Rocking Chair

Monday, July 22, 2013: I woke up this morning to rain, but that’s all right, because we are building a craftsman inspired rocking chair in red oak. This is the last major project of the course, and will take better … Continue reading

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