Mark ( on December 18th, 2011

I’ve created a 4 part video series of myself turning a hollow form using green Cherry wood.  The videos show the complete process starting with a rough chunk of green Cherry, roughing it out, finalizing the outside shape and hollowing the inside.  Click on each video below to view.

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Mark ( on February 5th, 2010

Well, now that the legs have all been attached it was time to start the shaping of the leg to seat joints.  If you’ve been following along, you know that there was a good amount of material that at each joint location that needed to be removed and sculpted into the seat to be more […]

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Mark ( on January 12th, 2010

The moment of truth finally arrived and it was time to glue up some of the parts of the chair that have been worked on for some time now.  I can tell you that with so much time put into creating these parts and knowing how fast a botched glue-up can occur, it was with […]

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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 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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