Joshua Farnsworth recently filmed a video of me building a Continuous Arm Rocker. It should be published by Popular Woodworking in the next month or so. Today I started cleaning up the chair in preparation for painting and plenty of minor things needed fixing. I thought it might make a useful photo essay on finishing. Here’s the first installment:
The concave side of the arm tends to get bumpy due to compression during bending. The only way I know to completely fix this is to rasp at a diagonal to the bumps, then scrape, then sand.
Somehow, one side of the arm had some torn fibers.
A small dent in the seat. Steam this out. If you scrape or sand, you will end up with a raised spot when the wet paint raises the dent. For the same reason, any dents you get during the final scraping process should be raised with steam before continuing scraping.