|This is a test fit of the front leg in the recess in the seat. This is an example of the precision necessary, |
this piece is being held in by friction alone.An example of the level of precision
necessary to build a Maloof rocker.
|Here's a stack of the wedges ready to be inserted into back brace stacks, just another task|
that takes gobs of time to produce one small element for this project.
|The plan called for a fair curve for the side of the chair - why not use a guitar back brace which provides|
a nice 28" radius curve which looked just dandy!
|A pair of back braces in the glue-up, 24 hours like this means 4|
days to glue-up the BB's for the chair.
|The eight back braces removed from gluing forms and the edges cleaned up ready for trimming.|
|Is it safe? This bit has 7/8" embedded in the collet, providing lots of security for routing operations.|
This shows the riser attached to one of the router table inserts.
|Here's the front legs complete, ready for gluing, notice those big pieces around the joint, they help with clamping|
and are all ground away once the legs are attached.
|Okay what the hell is this Octavious Prime thing?|
Yet another jig, designed to hold the legs in exactly the right position to glue
on the block which join the legs to the underside of the arms. This piece will
be shaped to blend the leg into the arm.
|A long overdue shop jig, a crosscut sled, which allows me to safely do these|
types of cuts on the tablesaw. This shot shows a rear leg setup to cut the joint
|Rear leg glue-up, two dry-fits and 10 minutes to get everything in the right spot. No adventures|
and rehearsal ensured an uneventful step. Overnight like this.
|Front leg glue-up, you can see the transition pieces glued into place where the arms will go. |
Overnight like this.
|After about four hours of grinding and shaping, the transitions have been smoothed. Heather says|
it looks like the tree grew together, following are a few closeup shots of the front legs.
|Closeup of seat to front leg transition area.|
|Front leg again.|
|Front leg again from the side, notice those blocks are all gone and it looks like a leg now.|
Lots of work done, but starting to resemble a chair!!