Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Epoxy is probably your best bet. How to apply the epoxy is the real problem. Depending upon how loose is loose, Tite Bond III may work also.
First, the longer set time for the epoxy the better. You'll need the time to work the joints.
There is a product that looks like a round concertina but only an inch or two in diameter. I believe that they are available from either Woodcraft or Rockler. The product has a hollow metal tube (Think hypodermic needle with out a point.) and is intended for injecting glue into joints.
The trick to getting the epoxy into the joints is to drill a hole into the joint. Angle the drill so that the hole is between the mortise and tenon. The size of the hole is the diameter of the hollow tube. Just drill deep enough to get the epoxy into the joint.
I've done this with Tite Bond III on a rocking chair. The problem was that the joints were squeaking but not loose, loose. Then we put a bunch of encyclopedias on the chair to insure that the chair was square with the floor. You'll probably need to do the same with your rocker.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.