Friday, December 16
The scrap pieces will go into the firewood box. I'll need to save a piece from which I can make screw hole plugs, but the rest will heat our home
So I break out my can of paste wax and give the jointer bed a good coat, applying the wax with fine steel wool. Once the wax flashes I take an old towel and buff it off.
Much better! I joint one face and one edge on each part blank
Then I line up the top of the rocker template with the jointed edge and trace around it to transfer the shape to the blanks.
Most of the shaping process will be done with these two boards fastened together to insure they are the same shape. This is especially important for the rocker bottoms so they rock smoothly with no wobble or wiggle.
But this completes the construction of this assembly.
Next time we'll mill out the cradle bottom.
Have a great weekend!