Mark ( on March 30th, 2009

You may be wondering just when does the sculpting of this Sculpted Rocking Chair actually start? The answer is that is starts now! Well, maybe after a quick commercial interruption…you’ll recall that in the last post I had glued the two perfectly good front legs together with a piece of two inch stock in between […]

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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 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 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 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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