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.


  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:,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.