Double lacewood rocking chair

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Blog series by Canadian Woodworks updated 07-20-2010 11:56 PM 9 parts 18789 reads 63 comments total

Part 1: Day number one - Do a bunch of work!

06-24-2010 05:31 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 9 comments »

So i’ve been building the Sam Maloof, Hal Taylor inspired rocking chair to the point that about all I do is build these chairs and I love it! I’ve decided to market them locally as well as on the internet, so far i’ve done small, medium and large in soft maple, walnut and lacewood or a combo of walnut / lacewood. I want to be able to offer different rocking chairs as well as chairs and tables but let’s not get ahead of our selves here. Anyways i’ve decided ...

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Part 2: Carve, Cut, Sand, and a little bit of glue

06-25-2010 04:18 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

Today I started with the seat or should I say seats, drum sand, notch and rabbbit seat, again do some stuff to the rear legs glue second adder block, carve out seat, continue gluing headrest pieces, notch and round over front legs to fit joint, cope arms with table saw, glue front legs together, continue gluing up head rest, shape rear legs, get the rear legs to 90% finished which is leg/seat joint fitted, sanded, routed, sanded…... Yup that was a good amount of work today, i’d...

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Part 3: A beautiful day in the shop

06-26-2010 06:20 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 12 comments »

First things first I glued the rear legs in the morning, did’t take a picture but I did take one on how I router the legs on the router table. I’ve now glued up all the back braces so there ready for there next tep but not yet other work to be done first. I use a swinging jig on my band saw with 1/2’’ blade, swings the coopered headrest to produce a near perfect cut…...sweeeet! One of my favorite parts of the construction Now on to front legs stuff, band...

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Part 4: Taken it easy on a Saturday

06-26-2010 11:08 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

Started the day off enjoying a good storm watchin with my cup of coffee, but back to the chair…... First I glued the stacks to the rocker to allow for the leg to rocker transition I now have taken the clamps off of the front legs and seem to have glued up nicely I figured out how the 2 head rest pieces would be glued together and glued them together… Then drum sanded the edges of the back braces, cut the bottoms to fit the routered back brace holes in the seat, t...

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Part 5: No internet make Paul do more work

07-15-2010 04:00 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

Ya that’s right the internet left my life since July 1st, I just got it back yesterday I have since finished the double rocker, of course taking pictures along the way. I will update this blog daily still posting about how much work I did each day. In this series I have now sculpted the seat joints about 90% done, the head rest is starting to take shape and let me tell you it’s a work of art! lol I ” fixed ” the arm where it attaches to the leg then glued it...

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Part 6: shaping, sanding, glueing

07-17-2010 06:38 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

Well in this installment I apparently did a bunch of things funny how you have to do that to keep a project going. So in order of accomplishments Carved under arms Worked a bunch on the headrest Worked a bunch on the back braces Sanded, sanded, and sanded head rest Sanded and sanded ….... and sanded back braces Sanded and sanded chair in many spots but getting closer Installed back braces with head rest and drilled holds attached with screws and placed temporaril...

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Part 7: Making a rocker, rock!

07-18-2010 02:19 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

We start off with the rockers in there raw form 1/8’’ strips glue up to create the shape of the rocker. We mark where the legs sit, and use our curve template to create our fair curve. Cut out on the band saw, and sand. Next cut the rear of the rocker to add a little shape, the rocker will tell you how it wants to be shaped back there. Next round over top edges of rocker. Wax the ends of the back braces with melted wax place in the hole before it’s hard and jiggl...

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Part 8: Ready for finish!

07-18-2010 09:22 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

So everything is attached, the rocker to leg joints are ready to be final shaped and sanded and the rest of the chair is ready to get sanded to 500 then burnished before the finish. The leg joints have 4’’ screws through the rocker into the leg, plugged with 1/2’’ plugs The last picture is myself with a good friend of mine. I’m in the camo shirt

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Part 9: One coat of finish, all done for now.

07-20-2010 11:56 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 9 comments »

Well here she is Hand rubbed with 3 part finish

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