Tool List for Continuous Arm Rocker Chair

  • Draw Knife – 6” or 8”. An old one is fine if it is tuned up. For a new one, try the chairmaker’s knife from Barr Tools. It comes sharp
  • Spokeshaves – tuned up
  • Shave Horse – If you don’t have one or just don’t want to drag it to class, we have horses available for rent. If you didn’t reserve one when you registered for the class, please call and do so right away.
  • Smoothing Plane
  • Scorp  - Barr tools makes a good one, it’s the 4”
  • Sliding Bevel Square
  • Combination Square– any size
  • Auger Bits – 3/8”, 1/2", 5/16". These bits are made for a bit brace, they have a square tapered tang
  • Bit Brace
  • Dead-Blow Hammer – 2 lb.


    OPTIONAL TOOLS

  • Hand Saw
  • Bench Chisel
  • Folding rule with extension
  • Gloves
  • Scrapers – cruved and card with burnisher
  • Auger bits 11/16, 5/8
  • Travisher – the one from Elia Bizzarri is good – www.handtoolwoodworking.com
  • Reamer – make your own – www.greenwoodworking.com/reamer.htm, or get one from Elia
  • Coping Saw or other small saw
  • Bevel Boss
  • Protractor
  • Large flat gouge for cutting off the tops of the legs that protrude through the seat
  • Small veiner or gouge for cutting gutter in seat
  • Claw Hammer
  • Adze –  Curtis likes the small with the short handle, HK01 from www.countryworkshops.com, or the one from Gransfors Bruks
  • Cordless Drill
  • Brad point drill bits – 3/16, 3/8
  • Back Saw for sawing rocker slots
  • Bench Chisel – 3/8 and ¾ or larger
  • Mortise Chisel 3/8
  • Quick action clamps

Curtis’ recommendations are just that, recommendations. Other tools can work just fine. He will have a few extra tools to share such as drawknives, spokeshaves and scorps, and he will have a few tools for sale, such as the reamer and travishers.