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Re: Ladderback rocking chair

Postby gavin » Mon May 11, 2015 10:35 am

Donald Todd wrote:Do you not need a second pair of hands to apply the clamp while holding down the bending arm?

Mike Abbott in Going with the Grain 2nd edition suggests not.
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Re: Ladderback rocking chair

Postby emjay » Mon May 11, 2015 8:31 pm

Hi Donald.
you can easily hold the lever down with your forearm, leaving both hands free to set the g clamp. I'm now on my 4th rocker and have just bent the back legs and rockers on this jig without any help
Nice to meet you yesterday Gavin. I'm the one whose daughter makes fan birds.
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Re: Ladderback rocking chair

Postby gavin » Tue May 12, 2015 12:02 am

emjay wrote: I'm the one whose daughter makes fan birds.
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Go on - show us pictures of her birds please!
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Re: Ladderback rocking chair

Postby sueamos » Mon May 18, 2015 10:24 pm

hi Gavin,
im just getting my head round this site, need to get all the pics off my phone and onto this laptop so i can put some on here
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Re: Ladderback rocking chair

Postby sueamos » Tue May 19, 2015 7:40 pm

having trouble with the pics, my i phone has taken them the wrong size and this site will not allow me to put them on sadly.
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Re: Ladderback rocking chair

Postby sueamos » Tue May 19, 2015 8:49 pm

emjay wrote:I'm just finishing off an almost identical rocker except my back slats are to Mike's design and I've only a paper rush seat. My rockers are 40mm wide steam bent ash and the legs are tennoned and wedged into them. Bent on the same jig as the back legs but with a different former. This is my second rocker, once you've made all the jigs you've got to keep going. Back slats are 1/4 inch thick, you can feel them flex as you rock.
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can you help me make a jig when im over in june :lol: x
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