planing the rockers
He may not need this rocking chair but we made it anyway. We worked on the rockers and got them installed. The bend in the rockers was done by steam bending then we finished them out by hand. You can see from the photos we hand planed them down to identical thickness and smoothness, cut the notch in the chair legs with a handsaw and chisel, and pinned them together. After setting the chair upright, it rocked smoothly. Thank the good Lord!
cutting the notches for the rockers
all four legs cut
rockers installed and pinned
Stay tuned, tomorrow I will post a photo of the completed rocker!!!
Tip: When chiseling out the notch for the rockers, start by taking very little material with each pass and as the depth increases you can increase the amount you take with each cut. Also, work halfway from one way then flip the piece and work back the other way.