RCU Book - PDF file on CD
This exquisitely written book takes you through the entire process of making a Hal Taylor rocking chair from lumber selection and layout through every detail of the process. It is over two hundred and sixty pages in length and includes over 1,000 high resolution zoomable images making it easy to understand. The book is in PDF format and arrives as a CD ROM.
Hal spent many years teaching manufacturing and working as a manufacturing consultant. His specialty was the "nuts and bolts", improving processes. He has taken this obsession with perfecting processes to the art of the rocking chair, dividing the making of a rocker into many many small steps that are easy to understand and accomplish.
Thus the book is a series of fairly simple tasks, the last one of which is to "turn around and have yourself a sit in an exquisitely comfortable rocking chair!
RCU Full Template Set (paper)
BBHT Back Brace Hole Template
RCU DVD with FREE RCU Book!
This comes with the $20 RCU book FREE! So you save 20 bucks!
XL Template set (paper)
XXL Template Set (paper)
This item is meant to accompany the regular book and template set! IT IS NOT A STAND ALONE PRODUCT. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE IT EXPECTING IT TO BE SO. If you have made a rocker of two (or 100) already this template will enable you to make a chair for folks hovering about seven foot mark.
Template set for seven foot tall. Includes larger rocker and back brace gluing form as well as seat data and chair part templates.
This template set came into being when Evan Eschmeyer walked through the shop door looking for a comfortable rocking chair that actually fit!
Evan is seven foot tall with shoes on and was drafted by the NJ Nets in the second round of the 1999 season out of Northwestern University