The Evolution of Design #1: The Making of the Rocker Cradle

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Blog entry by ScottMorrison posted 06-30-2011 02:41 AM 5734 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Soon, I will be releasing a documentary on the evolution, history and the making of a Rocker Cradle. Although I’d love to take credit for the original concept, the idea was actually a bit before my time, circa 1700’s.

Hope you enjoy the clip…

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 06-30-2011 03:05 AM


Very good!

Looks like you spend many hours with your Rasps… Ever get boring?
Do you frequently change to other projects in different stages of production to avoid boredom?

Yes… when it’s all done and LOOKS SO GOOD, it is worth the effort.

I guess you use Super Good rasps?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 06-30-2011 03:09 AM

So this will be a documentary opposed to a How-To video? Either way can’t wait to get the DVD. When will it be released?

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 05:36 AM

Your videography & editing skills are developing nicely:)

I look forward to seeing this one.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 06-30-2011 02:27 PM

Thanks everyone.

Although the video isn’t technically a “How-To,” it does show the progression of me building a Rocker Cradle. Anyone who has built one of my Maloof Inspired Elegant Rockers and Bar Stools will see what’s involved.

I do get a lot of requests for Templates, so they will be made available.

This would certainly be for the advanced woodworker, however.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 02:55 PM

Scott, I have several of your DVDs, templates, Marketing Ideas and Strategies for Woodworkers. I have followed your website for several years and I’m truly a fan of yours. I have always been interested in your Rocker Cradle (and your BEAUTIFUL cradle). I noted your Rocker Cradle DVD on your website a few nights ago. I’m assuming if we have the DVD and templates for your Classic Rocker, and have the DVD and templates of the Rocker Cradle when it is available one would have all of the needed information to make the Rocker Cradle – Not considering skill and tools.

Thanks for posting and let us know when the Rocker Cradle will be available.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 06-30-2011 07:44 PM

I am looking forward to this series, ran into the video by accident.

I hope that you’ll add a little narrative about the history of the

rocker craddle. This is real american folk art. The above video sample

is very tastful.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 07-01-2011 04:46 PM

Great clip Scott.

Sweet project indeed

Fine work there. And great craftsmanship too.

Thanks for sharing

-- Back home. Fernando

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#8 posted 09-22-2012 02:04 AM

Excellent workmanship. Patience pays off in long run. Where in Montana you at. I have two brothers there ,Clancy and Whitefish

-- Grandpaj

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