I'm slowly progressing on the rocking chair project. I've got all the paint stripped off and have just finished making repairs to the pegs that make up the dowel joints. Several of these had broken off and I had to replace the peg and drill out the old hole.
For the peg replacement, I drilled a hole into the end of the piece and then inserted a length of 1/2 inch oak dowel. I will cut this to the same length that the peg was originally by comparing to a matching piece from the chair.
It's been a fun project, and it's given me more chances to use the drill press from my grandfather's shop.