Mark ( on October 26th, 2010

I bet you were wondering when and/or if you’d see me writing about the Sculpted Rocking Chair build again here at the blog.  Well, wait no longer, at long last I’m back at it and writing about my progress. In reality, I have been doing some smaller bits of work on the project as time […]

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Mark ( on December 11th, 2009

The arms for the chair start with two rectangular blanks about 5 inches wide.  These blanks needed to be roughly shaped before the outlines of the actual arms can be cut out at the band saw. The shaping process for the arms involves two steps.  The first step utilizes a jig that facilitates cove-cutting a […]

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Mark ( on December 2nd, 2009

With the band sawing of the rear legs completed and the head rest holes drilled I set out to shape the rear legs and to band saw and shape the front legs. Some of the shaping of the legs could be done with a round-over bit in a router table however, because of the irregular […]

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Mark ( on October 28th, 2009

Well, I have finally gotten back to work on the Sculpted Rocking Chair – yes, I know it’s been a while! When I last left the project, I had completed sculpting the seat.  With that task completed my attention turned back to more processing on the rear legs. The rear legs needed to have a […]

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Mark ( on March 17th, 2009

There’s still more work to do on the rockers and back braces but for now I have them on hold. However, with the joinery on the seat blank complete, I needed to complete the work on the front and rear legs so that they will mate with these joints in the seat. As you will […]

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