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  1. I love this concept of building the house full of furniture. The Rocking chair should be a fun project. For me, even though I work for perfection, I seldom get there. My projects all bare the scars of minor mistakes and bruises… But that is what makes them special to me. And for the ones i give away to family and friends… They don’t see my boo boos…. 🙂 I look forward to getting started on the Rocking Chair!

  2. I’m in! This will be fun.
    I know to whom I will gift it.
    The keeper for me will be the Brazos, when available.
    I hope you enjoy doing the videos Paul as much as we enjoy watching and doing them.

  3. I like the new formar where some of the easy passages are not detailed or given for acquiired. I never skipped any of the other videos sequences, nevertheless, I find speeding up the easier techniques refreshing and addressing the needs of those of us following you from longer time. Well done team…

  4. Regarding planing the laminations…….

    …..there are two ways of looking at this: first, if the surfaces are slightly rough but have a clean cut surface from the saw blade, then the slight roughness aids glue-bonding (a bit like using a toothing-plane), but the trade-off in light-coloured woods is that the series of join lines may become more visible. Secondly and alternatively, you could use a light planing or a card scraper if your band-saw is less smooth. Personally, I’d incline to the latter because there is no appreciable stress on the joint other than supporting its own internal stresses when it is bent.

    I suppose that if in doubt, mock up one of each and see which is better.

  5. The problem with that theory is that some glues, like PVA and to some extent hide glue, are not gap filling and are stronger and have less creep with really tight joints.

    There are gap filling glues. If that’s what you want to do you are better off with epoxy, which is probably the best at this. (NOT quick set epoxies- different animal).

    Polyurethane glue will fill gaps at reduced strength, and Titebond Speed Set supposedly fills gaps, but it’s hard to find and I haven’t tried it. I Jodyne also am that something called speed set would ha redid open I’m.

  6. I just wondered, in a Q and A for the craftsmen rocking chair build, Paul advised against using pine for the rockers. How has the pine version faired strength wise? Does the lamination increase the strength and so make pine suitable?

    I want to have a crack at this but given the complexity I’d like a go in pine first before I commit to a more expensive hardwood.

    1. Hi,

      Paul says:
      It’s a completely different chair but many of the skills needed and the tools too are the same. It’s a matter of what you like in terms of looks. Everything for Sellers Home will be new designs of my own.

      Izzy

  7. Right, I was going to ask a similar question. I’m pretty sure this one is more challenging than the other rocking chair, so in that case it would be good to make the other first. Maybe one of the WWMC team can correct me if I’m wrong.

  8. Just downloaded the plan set. Will there be a second version that indicates which parts are being detailed on each page? As they are now, it’s not obvious what part on each sheet is being dimensioned.
    Thanks!

  9. I want to make a pair of these eventually for the front porch, and was thinking I’d use cedar for weather resistance. Any design or process changes I should keep in mind, or is it pretty much the same as what I’d do with cherry or oak?

  10. The cherry has been stickered and acclimating in my shop as I am ready to begin this ambitious rocking chair. An initial apparent discrepancy: according to the drawings, the cross rail for the front frame is 8 7/8″ up from the base; in the video Paul measured it at 8 3/8″.

  11. Paul, as to types of wood, on the first video you said to use any wood we want or something to that effect. I love the look of sapele. The grain is beautiful. Because I’ve made a couple pieces out of it I know that sapele sometimes has a mind of its own when working it. Would you suggest not using it for this project? Thanks.

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