Patti Erickson
Lincoln rocker curved back
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:51am
209.213.172.214

Hi Rhonda,
So, my next step is a front to back and then side to side. I am putting those underneath the three steps that I now have in place? Will they be loose, or just normal tension? So, the next two will pull the cane down into the curve? What about the last diagonal. Will that go on top or underneath? Gosh, I remember the other backs I did. I didn't have a clue what I was doing and just did them and they conformed to the curve perfectly when I put in the first diagonal. Now, I am being more careful and it just isn't working. Thanks so much for your reply.

Patti Erickson

  • Lincoln rocker curved back Rhonda Voos-Association of Artis, Sat Mar 18 6:27am
    Hi Patti. You are doing the right thing. Those side to side pieces will stick up until you start weaving step 4. I do find that you have to sometimes adjust that first side to side step after you... more
    • Lincoln rocker curved back Patti Erickson, Sat Mar 18 6:51am
      • Lincoln rocker curved back Rhonda Voos-Association of Artis, Sat Mar 18 3:58pm
        If you wove the diagonal after you did the 1st side to side, you will have to weave the front to back and next side to side into the pattern with the diagonal, I think. Look in the Chair caner's... more
        • Lincoln rocker curved back Patti Erickson, Sat Mar 18 4:06pm
          Hi Rhonda, I just finished tearing out the back, again. I just couldn't get it to conform. As I was taking out the back, I noticed if I pulled my side to sides tighter, the cane came down and... more
          • Re: Lincoln rocker curved back Rhonda Voos-Association of Artis, Sat Mar 18 9:06pm
            Oh yes, I forgot to mention going in front of the temporary pieces, and sometimes behind. Hard to remember it all. The side to side pieces should be tight across the chair. They will form the curve... more
            • Lincoln rocker curved back Patti Erickson, Sun Mar 19 2:40pm
              HI Rhonda, Jim and Joyce, The 5th time is the charm! I did it! Yeah! Thanks to everyone that helped me out. For some reason, I need lots of visuals. Reading text and following is difficult, but I... more
            • Lincoln rocker curved back Patti Erickson, Sun Mar 19 11:10am
              Hi Rhonda, I need to place a piece of wood at the curve in the middle of the back correct? And then run the vertical temporaries behind the piece of wood, right?
              • Lincoln Rocker curved back Rhonda Voos-Association of Artis, Sun Mar 19 8:29pm
                Sorry I didn't get to this earlier, was out most of the day. You don't need to use wood, just temporary cane strands vertically so you can weave step 1 behind those side to side.
                • Lincoln rocker curved back Patti Erickson, Mon Mar 20 5:23am
                  That's what I did. No wood, just the temps. It worked great! Thanks, again Rhonda! Everyone was great!!! I'll post pics when I'm done. Patti
      • Lincoln back Back Porch Caning - Joyce Curtis, Sat Mar 18 1:49pm
        If the weaving isn't staying square, it may be that the caning is tightening a little too much as it dries. To control shrinkage, try leaving the verticals fairly dry. Soak the caning just enough to... more
        • Lincoln rocker curved back Patti Erickson, Sat Mar 18 3:56pm
          HI Joyce, Well, I tore out the back again. I just couldn't get it to conform to that middle curve. I am going to try again tomorrow. I think, I may be leaving the side to side too loose. One book... more
          • Curved back Back Porch Caning - Joyce Curtis, Sat Mar 18 5:25pm
            I've noticed that some are a lot more curved than others and sometimes the placing of the holes makes it more difficult to follow the curve so I am imagining that yours is just a little quirkier than ... more
            • Lincoln rocker curved back Patti Erickson, Sat Mar 18 5:32pm
              Hi Joyce, I think one of the problems is the customer replaced the side stringers. He didn't make them like the old ones, they are well over an inch thick and angled in towards the middle of the... more
          • lincoln rocker curved back JIm Widess, Sat Mar 18 5:13pm
            I always weave the first diagonal as the third step, and it's especially important to do so when one or both planes are curved. The diagonal locks the grid so you don't have to do as much... more
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