I have built a few based on Norm's children's rocker he did quite a while
ago. Two thinks though. It take a long time to make all the jigs to get the
correct angles, I found the video a great help.
Second he used a laminated back. My first one crept because it got left in
a hot car and I used yellow glue. I recommend thinner laminations and use
found a compilation of late -80's Fine Woodworking articles, in book form.
There was a really complete, illustrated article, including measured
drawerings, by Brian Boggs, on making a bent wood rocker. That one passed
the SWMBO test.
As soon as the bathroom is finished being painted, I'm going to start on
making the bending and lamination forms.
Everyone has to have 5 concurrent projects, right?
"Building a Bent-Back Rocker" Soft rock from hardwoods, Brian Boggs
from Fine Woodworking magazine, Sept 1989, 78:40-45
I found it in the compilation Traditional Furniture Projects, The Best
of Fine Woodworking, 1991, ISBN 0-942391-93-4
Typical Boggs attention to detail and respect for traditional form,
without slavish copying.
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