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Our old rocker had two problems she beni wood at the bottom of the arm was broken, with a chip missing from ihe wood ai the point where the arm joins the back of the chair.

1 The arm is fastened to the chair seat by means of a bolt. The wood around the bolt has been fractured, which means the repair calls for some creative woodworking

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ter is broken wood at the bottom of the arm of a bentwood chair. The accompanying photographs detail one creative answer to this wood working difficulty.

4 A wide wood chisel removes wood between the saw cuts. This creates areas on the top and bottom of the stub into which the repair wood can be fitted to form the new mortise

ter is broken wood at the bottom of the arm of a bentwood chair. The accompanying photographs detail one creative answer to this wood working difficulty.

1 The arm is fastened to the chair seat by means of a bolt. The wood around the bolt has been fractured, which means the repair calls for some creative woodworking

2 The arm was made in two pieces, which were joined by a mortise-and-tenon joint. The bolt holding the arm to the chair went through this joint, resulting in a weak joint that broke.

5 Now pieces of oak Va-inch thick are cut and inset into the areas just prepared. In this process, the arm is reassembled and the new wood is glued both to the old tenon and the newly cut sections of the arm. To bend the wood to shape, start clamping at one end and add a clamp at a time, forcing the wood to the proper curve Oak is flexible and will take the pressure.

7 A new hole must be drilled to take the bolt used to hold the arm on the chair.

4 A wide wood chisel removes wood between the saw cuts. This creates areas on the top and bottom of the stub into which the repair wood can be fitted to form the new mortise

3 To remake arm's broken mortise, we made a series of Va-inch deep saw cuts, '/B-inch apart, in top and bottom of the good wood just ahead of the broken area (saw cuts shown in top)

6 After the glue had dried, the repaired arm is sanded smooth Wood filler is used to fill the edges of the repair area

3 The core and two side pieces are glued together and tightly clamped until the glue dries. This gives us a rough new rocker thai musi be given a final shape.

4 The glue has dried and the rocker is ready for shaping Use a wood chisel to level high spots and to make the rocker shape you need t Most rockers are oak bent to shape under pressure during steaming. This requires special equipment and experience. By laminating curved pieces from flat stock, we made replacement rockers without bending wood. To begin trace the shape on the new wood, using the unbroken rocker as a guide.

5 After cutting to (he general shape you want with a wood chisel, use your drill with a sander attachment and coarse paper to continue the shaping. Change to finer grades of paper as you work until the rocker is shaped, smoolh and ready for finishing

3 The core and two side pieces are glued together and tightly clamped until the glue dries. This gives us a rough new rocker thai musi be given a final shape.

4 The glue has dried and the rocker is ready for shaping Use a wood chisel to level high spots and to make the rocker shape you need

5 After cutting to (he general shape you want with a wood chisel, use your drill with a sander attachment and coarse paper to continue the shaping. Change to finer grades of paper as you work until the rocker is shaped, smoolh and ready for finishing the faces of the cutouts generously with glue arid clamp them together for drying. In clamping together long pieces such as these, you can get a more even distribution of clamping pressure by placing them between long blocks of wood. Use more than just two or three clamps.

Step 3: Finishing Off When the glue has dried, remove the clamps and clamping boards and sand the new runner thoroughly. Pay special attention to the top and bottom of the runner. These should be sanded enough so that the glue lines are nearly invisible.

t Most rockers are oak bent to shape under pressure during steaming. This requires special equipment and experience. By laminating curved pieces from flat stock, we made replacement rockers without bending wood. To begin trace the shape on the new wood, using the unbroken rocker as a guide.

2 The rocker consists of three parts laminated together The core is %-mch oak, and two side pieces are of 14-inch oak Clamp so core grain runs a different direction than the side pieces.

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