More working with Pine #3: Posts and rockers done

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-12-2016 04:00 AM 1037 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, been a day or two, i did get the second long post done. I also got the first short (front) post done.

Drawknife and spokeshave work, then a lot of sanding. i did make one seat rail, as a pattern for the other two.

Just a simple curve on the bandsaw. Spokeshave to clean up.

Went to menards the other day, and bought a 5/4 thick piece of pine 5/4×4 x 8’. Figured I could use this for the rockers. Board is clear, straight and flat sawn. Turn it up on edge to make two rockers. Got the pattern rocker on it’s side, to make a tracing. Hmmm, board is a tad too narrow….should have gotten the 5/4×6 instead.

Oh well, we do adapt in this shop. Remembered a thing about rockers, as the was a way to keep you from rocking backwards too far and flipping over. You and a recurve to the back end. Acts as a stop. About like this..

There is the first one in the background. I used that one to trace out the second one. Drawknife wouldn’t work, spokeshave barely did, beltsander did. A palm sander also helped out. Set the rockers aside…

Not too bad? Still had one short post to do. The short posts were resawn from a 4×4x 24” chunk. Until I had these two blanks..

Had the first one already done..

Time to make the second one round..

Halfway there, almost like a pegleg?

And nicely done. Drawknives, spokeshave, sanding belt, and a palm sander. left a mess on the floor, again.

Sooo, all the posts are done. next up? Mortise and tenons to do. The posts will be attached to the rockers by chopping a slot in the posts, fitting them over the rockers. I can then add a through pin. Maybe shape the ends a bit? Top of short posts will get a tenon, to go into the arm rests. lots of stuff to do. Stay tuned….

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