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That rocking chair project, part 3

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Well, took a few tries to get things done today......after fighting those brass corner plates and their tiny screws....laid the pattern rocker on it's side, clamped the pine 5/4 x4 in place to make a tracing......ooops, should have bought the 5/4 x 6 instead.. oh well, we do adapt in this shop.    Adjusted things a bit.  There is a way to prevent one from over-rocking.   You  add a recurve to the end of the rocker..


Oh, and meet my new beltsander that replaced the old B&D Dragster.   Soo, I made one of these, took a break for awhile.    Came back, traced a second one out, and bandsawed it to shape...

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not too bad.  Well, according to the floor..


Twould appear that the HMS Pegleg  has launched.


Fit for John Silver himself......but, I needed to keep flipping this around, until..

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Short leg #2 appeared.   Both of the long posts, and the front short posts are now done.    There is still enough of that 5/4 pine to make a crest or back rail.   That sould finish up the drawknife work, Mortise and tenon jobs for a few days/weeks?    Intend to cut a slot on the end of the posts, to fit over those rockers,   And then add a pin through both.  might work?

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well, cleared the bench. rehabbed a spokeshave, first. $3 one from last weekend..


With THAT out of the way, tried to resaw some stock for the rocker..


But it was making a lot of noise, and throwing sparks...tore it down, reset the guides ( lower thrust bearing was rubbing the frame) reset the table, stoned the back edge of the blade....lot quieter, now.

Ok, NOW can I work on at least one side of this rocker?

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Front post about fitted.   Made the slot a bit too wide in the bottom of the leg, will do better on the next one..

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A little better.  Will pin and glue both at a later date.   need to find some sizes, lay out some mortise and tenon stuff.....August completion date??

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have to measure for the seat parts, as well.   Busy day.   Even redid the blinds on the house's backdoor window.     And, got "drilled" in a finger by the tip of the driver's phillips head tip. 

Yep, back on track, now

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