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In this series, Paul shows how to make a Craftsman-Style rocking chair that he designed and has been making for decades. Working with oak stock, Paul shows how to construct the mortise and tenon frames, including arched rails and angled tenons for the side rails. He discusses how to shape the rear legs and rockers by hand, before upholstering and finishing the chair to round out the finished project.
The tools you will need are:
Combination gauge (or marking gauge and mortise gauge)
Tape/Ruler (or both)
Chisels (at least 3/8″ and 1″)
Hand router (see how to make a ‘Poor Man’s Router here)
Smoothing plane (No 4)
*Jack Plane (No 5) (recommended if preparing your wood from rough sawn)
*Scrub Plane (recommended if preparing your wood from rough sawn)
No 80 Cabinet Scraper
Brace & bit and hand drill or drill driver
Small steel hammer
* = optional
Mortice & tenon