Finishing rocking chairs

DSC_0041It’s been a good week all around. I recovered from last weeks nine-day foundational class last week and got to spend some time with friends finishing up rocking chairs. I am close to concluding one of my own if I could just find that little extra time for myself, which as they say in Texas, “This ain’t gonna happen.” Sam had taken a few days to finish up some stuff at home and he started making one of my joiner’s toolboxes for the new tools he’s been acquiring. He did finish a very beautiful bench and took that home the week before the class because we were running out of space. That’s the trouble with all of this building.DSC_0049

Phil and I played catchup on emails, scheduling the wide range of stuff we need to get through and working out we can do everything. It was productive though, whatever that means.

3 Comments

  1. Jeff Polaski on 16 May 2015 at 11:57 am

    I’d suggest finishing the rocking chair, and using it religiously. I’m 68 now and sitting in a rocking chair in front of the computer. Easier on the knees. The chair arms do tend to get in the way. but a large screen and a set of supports for the keyboard and mouse tend to have me sitting up straighter and a bit further from the screen. I even picked up a pair of drugstore reading glasses for the distance from the screen.

    Not to get personal, but even though I’ve lost 60 pounds and with those pounds a lot of “relaxed muscle” in the area of my butt, I’ve found that an unpadded seat can be quite comfortable. It looks as if you intend a padded seat, but you might want to try some gently curved slats. It certainly works well for skinnier old me:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goldenteak.com%2Fc%2FROCKING%2FTeak-Rocking-Chairs.html&ei=XyFXVeG2D_iKsQT97YHoAw&bvm=bv.93564037,d.cWc&psig=AFQjCNHGVnGQoaVM0NOX7RkWYSLLJIN5ow&ust=1431859898426586

    These are pretty close, in the Morris style, and being teak, we can use them outside if we wish.



  2. Wayne Costanza on 16 May 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Does this mean we can expect a rocking chair master class soon?!!!



  3. Wayne on 18 May 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Please, please make this happen. I have been looking forward to a master class series on the rocking chair for a while now.