Seasonable Weather….and Some Quality Shop Time.

First, I’m happy to announce that the garden is finally starting to come together. Tomatoes, peppers, beans, kale and cucumbers are in the ground. About a week later than I would have liked, but winter didn’t want to let go this year. Now I just have to keep the chickens out of it ’till the plants get a little bigger. Easier said than done I’m afraid.

Growing my tomatoes on stakes this year instead of using cages.
Growing my tomatoes on stakes this year instead of using cages.

And in the shop….Here’s a look at the Hoop Back rocker I was working on a couple of weeks ago.

Carving the seat with an inshave and travisher..
Carving the seat with an inshave and travisher..
Rockers all cleaned up and ready to fit.
Rockers all cleaned up and ready to fit.
All glued up and ready for a final clean up and paint!
All glued up and ready for a final clean up and paint!

I’m very pleased with how this little rocker turned out. It really is very comfortable, maybe one day I’ll make one for myself.

And a finished shot…

Oiled, waxed and ready to ship...
Oiled, waxed and ready to ship…

More updates soon!

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Another Busy Week In The Shop

I finally finished up the latest Continuous Arm Highchair. Here you can see it just after the glue up process. Notice that the wedges are still visible at the ends of the spindles and arm posts. Soon they’ll be trimmed off and the surface of the arm will be given a final clean up using a spokeshave and a scraper. Then it’s on to painting. I’ll be sure to post some painting process pics in a few days.

wpid-20150404_200247.jpgNow It’s on to the next project. I’m making a Hoop back rocking chair for a client in Florida. These handsome little chairs are a lot of fun to build, not to mention very comfortable.

wpid-20150206_133649.jpgIn other news….the ladies are really digging the warmer weather and longer days. Nothing like a nice long dust bath with the warm sun on your face (I’m told). And, egg production has been way up. That’s a win-win situation as far as I’m concerned…

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