Monday, February 15, 2010

Scott Morrison inspired Custom Rocking Chair continues...Part 9...........UPDATED......

The rockers are now being fitted to the bottom of the legs....

Once they match...... the dowels will be cut and the epoxy applied to hold them in place....

then the finish sanding will begin......only 57 days to go...




Here is the completed first rocker.  The second rocker is in glueup and tomorrow will be planed, squared, and rounded  to size and shape.
Soon....... we will know if they know how to rock, or if I do........  :-)




Here are the strips being glued up on a form to the shape of the desired rocker.  Lots of clamps and glue..... It is amazing to be able to bend and shape this beautiful walnut .........With all the clamps and the mold and the strips this is very heavy...

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Here are the walnut strips which were cut to form the rockers.

Ten strips each 1/8 inch thick, 1 1/2 inches wide and 53 inches long, for each rocker.....

These were cut from a solid piece of walnut and re-glued in the same order as they were cut, making them look like a solid piece of wood.  By cutting the strips and molding them into shape you get much more flexibility, than if you were to cut the shape out of a solid piece of wood.  very cool concept.... 




Here the arms have been glued, screwed, clamped and now they are free...
 The headrest is almost ready to be glued, screwed and clamped into final place.

The final sanding of this portion must be done before final glueup because once it is glued you are not able to get in in between all the spalts.












After trying several different arm shape, this set of  arms  was chosen, then glued, screwed, and clamped into place. 







These are the bloodwood plugs I created and glued into the holes over the screws. I think it adds a touch more of contrast to an awesome chair.....If i do say so myself..(The future new owner also totally agrees)







STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT UPDATE...........................................

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