This Shaker rocker project is an ideal introduction for the woodworker interested in learning or perfecting spindle turning, steam bending, and other hand-tool techniques. All the parts, except for the arms, rockers, and curved back slat, are turned on the lathe. The back posts, back slat, and back rails are steam-bent using a shopmade steambox and forms. Shopmade jigs also help align the parts for accurate mortise-and-tenon joinery. The seat and back are woven with Shaker tape.

From Fine Woodworking #177


CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.


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