Rocking Chair: An Online Course #11: Followed Advice about Router Guide Rails

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 03-09-2016 09:21 PM 2026 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Double-Sided Tape to Attach These Guide Rails? Part 11 of Rocking Chair: An Online Course series Part 12: Bandsaw Finger JIG or Push Point »

I took the advice I got from Captain Sckully seriously. I have built a new base from acrylic and then from the topside drilled holes so I could fasten the guide rails in place on the base with screws. This will be a safer solution and it will be repeatable.

I have also completed the construction of the clamping forms in which I will glue and clamp the rockers for this chair. This bent lamination is based on the 42 inch inner radius and the 43 1/4 inch outer radius specified in the plans.

In addition I have built the routing jig that I will use with my router to get the under-side of the arm rest completely smooth to fit the eight foot radius.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#1 posted 03-10-2016 02:25 PM

Sweet jig! What about putting stops on the cross pieces so you can’t accidentally route the jig?

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#2 posted 03-10-2016 02:57 PM

The way this works is that I cut close to the line at my bandsaw. Then after mounting the board upside down in the JIG, I shave the curve smooth with a router bit in my plunge router. This process should give me a great fitting glue line with the arm support rail.

-- --- Happy Howie

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