A rocking chair to last a lifetime
"I decided on a very linear solution and intended the DOMINO routers to have a central role in building the chair," says Schillings and explains: "The two joining machines are ideal for precisely routing the many connecting joints for the dowels. That is particularly important, because the connections have to be very sturdy and stable without any fittings. Using the DF 500, we created nearly all the connections with corresponding dowels of varying sizes. And for the connections between the chair and the rocker, which bear a particularly high load, we used the DF 700 with larger 14 mm dowels." In addition to the DOMINO jointers, the two men also used the OFK 500 Q-Plus R3 edge router to round off the rocker elements, as well as the compact TXS cordless drill. "An ideal tool set-up for this project," according to Schillings: "With this combination, we achieved the best possible results. After all, we don't just want to finish a chair; we want to build something to last a lifetime."