Tom, one of our Eagle America woodworkers writes:
The rocker is assembled complete, three coats of polyurethane have been applied, and it has been delivered. And, most importantly, Adam is happy with it. And it is out of my basement!!!
A few final observation.. The rocker measures close to 30” from side of armrest to armrest. Since most doors are just less than 30” wide, this presented a problem. So the armrests are mounted with screws. There is a screw threw the tennon at the back of the rocker. The screw is hidden by the armrest. I tried to offset the hole in the tennon and the holes in the rocker a little as if I were trying to use drawboring. It worked partially. I did not offset it much, probably not enough. But I was thinking that the metal screw would not give like a wooden peg.
The armrests are held to the back support with a pocket hole screw drilled up from the bottom of the back support. And that back support is held to the back slats with two screws. I was not really crazy about these solutions, but could not come up with better. Those that can be seen are only visible from the back, which is some consolation.
It was fun building and I learned a lot. Next time though, I am going to build some directly out of a magazine with complete instructions.
Everyone at Eagle America takes our blog “The Cutting Edge” very seriously. It is our opportunity to speak directly to woodworkers like you…freestyle. A catalog and many email broadcasts are very focused on highlighting specific products and their features, advantages and benefits. We simply have a limited amount of space to get all of that info across, which means we have little to no room to add a personal touch or narrative. We like the fact that on this blog we can actually DISCUSS what projects we are working on, what tools we are using and why, or what YOU, our dedicated customer and reader base, are up to in the shop.
As you know we love talking about the woodworking tools we sell and how we use them. Be it router bits, router accessories, saw blades of all shapes and sizes, Kreg pocket hole jigs, Festool power tools or more from our list of over 6,000 total woodworking items offered…we just love using them and sharing our experiences. That being said, we know that you crave the thoughts and opinions of other real world woodworkers, just like you. That leads us to this guy…
Tom Iovino has been providing a humorous, yet educational look at woodworking for some time on his Tom’s Workbench blog. You might also recognize his name from his recent articles in Wood Magazine. Long story short, we get a kick out of Tom and think you will too. That is why he is our first regular guest blogger! He will be writing a monthly blog post for us on a topic of his choosing. If there is something in particular that you want Tom to write about, please let us know by adding your comments to this blog post.
Welcome aboard Tom!