Sellers Home Rocking Chair: Episode 10

Rocking Chair Episode 10 KF

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The idea of shaping wood can be daunting for some, especially when you leave the realms of square and rectilinear sections to broach a freeform appearance for the organic look that this rocking chair exemplifies. Mostly it’s about contrast – where we leave our comfort zones, and the lines we rely on, for the challenge of something different. Following the steps given in this more complex section of building the rocking chair, the video gives you peace of mind as you rise to the challenge of a range of shaping and mortising techniques. The result is shaped arms that defy reason with the solid joinery that has built-in longevity and beauty.

3 Comments

  1. bensberg on 14 April 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Great! It was valuable for me to see the second arm cut by hand. I enjoyed seeing all of the various tools used in shaping. Also, kudos to the filmer.

  2. Kerry Owen on 14 April 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Most excellent. I loved the use of the back slat as a ship curve template for laying out the arm – it’s there, grab it, gauge by eye, trace it out, and Bob’s your Uncle. Well done.

  3. michael kelton on 16 April 2021 at 3:35 pm

    i am a beginning wood worker at 70 years of age i wish when i was a young man i had thought of this, i will venture to make my first project a chisel box from eastern red cedar it is every where here in middle tennessee, i have a friend who took a floor plane from abe lincon log homes and built his entire house from red cedar, it is beautiful, i sure do like to watch you work mr sellers i am learning so much now if i can just apply it. have a nice day.

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