Reclaimed Rocker - Part 2

comments (2) March 27th, 2013 in blogs

jtetreault John Tetreault, Associate Art Director
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Sculpting at the kitchen table. With the legs glued and screwed to the seat, it was time for a whole bunch of shaping. With a hot cup of coffee, this is a great way to spend a morning, and an afternoon, and an evening.
Tools of the trade: Chisels, rasps, microplanes, block planes and a chainsaw file.
Before photo.
Detail of the front leg and seat corner.
Inside view of the front leg to seat joint.
Starting to take shape.
Refining the front of the seat a bit more.
Ready for the next step...
With the leg joints shaped, it was time to start the arms. A bandsaw gets the form started.
Files and rasps continue the shaping.
A block plane helped smooth the curve on the bottom of the arms. After making a big pile of shavings the arms are ready to be attached!
1/2 dowels attach the front of the arms to the legs. A compound miter joint and 3 screws at the back. When the glue dries it will be time for a little more sculpting!
Sculpting at the kitchen table. With the legs glued and screwed to the seat, it was time for a whole bunch of shaping. With a hot cup of coffee, this is a great way to spend a morning, and an afternoon, and an evening. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Sculpting at the kitchen table. With the legs glued and screwed to the seat, it was time for a whole bunch of shaping. With a hot cup of coffee, this is a great way to spend a morning, and an afternoon, and an evening.

Photo: John Tetreault


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In Part 1 of the Reclaimed Rocker project I had the seat glued up and the leg to seat joints finished. In Part 2, the legs get attached to the seat with glue and screws and then the carving really begins. The arms also get shaped and attached with 1/2" oak dowels and 3" long screws.


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Comments (2)

Dock16 Dock16 writes: I have been following along and everything looks familiarright down to the moujnds of shavings sawdust. I am just puting the last finish coats on my 5th Maloof rocker following Chuck Brock's pattern book and DVD. Don't know where you found the 8 and 10/4 American chestnut but I anticipate the final product will be a beautiful one of a kind heirloom.
Posted: 9:32 pm on March 27th

Dock16 Dock16 writes: I have been following along and everything looks familiarright down to the moujnds of shavings sawdust. I am just puting the last finish coats on my 5th Maloof rocker following Chuck Brock's pattern book and DVD. Don't know where you found the 8 and 10/4 American chestnut but I anticipate the final product will be a beautiful one of a kind heirloom.
Posted: 9:31 pm on March 27th

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