|Original Rocker #1, notice how arms|
only extend a short distance from leg
After finishing my third rocker I knew I could not live with the first one any longer - an amputation was necessary, along with a full upper limb replacement. I used the arm pattern from the small size plans and things worked out perfectly, the wood is darkening up and soon you will never know that major surgery had been performed.
The following pictures document the process, if someone else is crazy enough to try this, send me a note and I will offer a few tips on this.
Thanks for looking,
|The amputation is complete, recip saw and then planed|
on the exposed joints
|New transition block glues and screwed into place, did most of the|
shaping on recip sander before gluing
|The two arms being glued on, the tops have been coped already.|
|Here's the arms before grinding and shaping, surprising|
little work to this point (5-6 hours)
|Finished arms, look like they should, transitions and arm have been carved|
with one coat of finish, a few days in the sun and no one will ever know!!!