Rocking Chair: Episode 10
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With the rocker mortises fitted, Paul fixes them in place, also showing how to scribe the legs to remove any gaps. They can then be made flush with the legs using the spokeshave to get a smooth transition. Then we’re ready to move on to cutting the mortise in the front of the arms to receive the through tenon on the top of the front legs.
Just thinking about the rocker to leg joint, if it wasn’t necessary to be dismantleable, would a wedged through tenon be a possible way to do it, instead of the screw?
Nice to know I’m not the only one with gaps at the rails, now all I need is a house brick to scribe against!! 😉
Thank you for the lesson.
That should work fine or you could also peg it or fox-wedge them too.
Why not use a auger (or forstner) for the arm through mortise? Wouldn’t that leave the same clean edge with much less chopping?