This was my second attempt. Made from a maple I cut about 3 yrs. ago. !/3 Tung oil, 1/3 BLO, 1/3 varnish. The last coat replaced the varnish in the mixture with bees wax. Took a lot of elbow grease to rub out that wax!
Thanks for all the praises! I'm thinking of making another one with some walnut I'm drying. I need to wait a month or 2 for the ache in my fingers and hands to go away. All that sanding and rubbing is starting to catch up with me
Anyone know anybody that has built one using the Brock plans? I am stumped with one area. He calls for 90 degree holes pre-drilled in the seat at pre-determined spacing and also 90 degree holes, with slightly wider spacing in the bottom of the head rest. With the spacing different, I do not see how the spindle can possibly fit in 90 degree holes. The spindle has a curve back to the spindles, so that possibly could get it close, but 90 degrees..... cannot see it.
Well - the splats are flexible, and curved, and the line of holes that on the seat and head rest are both curved... I would try just drilling the holes to plan and see how everything lines up.... If it is correctly drawn - it should all line up.
I emailed Charles Brock and he responded. We talked about 30 minutes this morning. He designed the spindles so that the front edge of the curve, once the spindles are turned to align with the arc of the headrest, intersects the headrest at at right angle. I know I will have to sharpen the ends that are not seen, like a pencil to make it work, but at least I know I am heading in the right direction. I had the headrest up on my new Inca drill press table and could not make myself drill the holes. Now I have drilled them and will figure it all out down the road.