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Project by Navidave posted 08-01-2016 09:02 AM 1035 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this rocker for my granddaughter (Hannah) in Virginia
It’s made from leopard wood or snake wood by another name. The beak is made from yellow heart.
I personalized it with an engraved plate with her full name ,date of manufacture and Grandpa Wrights name.

-- Anchorage Alaska





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becikeja

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#1 posted 08-01-2016 10:19 AM

That is one solid rocker. Looks great.

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htl

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#2 posted 08-01-2016 02:07 PM

Way cute and will be a safe rocker for a young un.

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Navidave

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 02:38 PM

Thank you. I’m not much a carpenter but had a lot of help from my personal Carpenter Jesus Christ.

-- Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 08-01-2016 02:56 PM

Neat little rocker. No doubt it will be handed down and become a family heirloom. Nice job!

I see you’re at a shipping center, that must have cost a pretty penny to ship from Alaska to Virginia !

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#5 posted 08-01-2016 03:02 PM

Thank you and yes it did cost a penny and my first born. I think that with the cost of the wood (300.00) labor and the shipping (350.00) it’s a 1000.00 rocker. Don’t think that there are very many people that would spend that kind of money for a rocker.

-- Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 08-01-2016 06:04 PM

Sounds like a good investment to me, should yield a handsome ROI

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#7 posted 08-01-2016 06:18 PM

Very nice

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#8 posted 08-01-2016 08:06 PM

It’s nicely done and a whole lot of fun for the kids.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 08-01-2016 08:42 PM

What a good grandpa you are. This will be a treasure in your family for many many years!

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#10 posted 08-01-2016 08:52 PM



Thank you and yes it did cost a penny and my first born. I think that with the cost of the wood (300.00) labor and the shipping (350.00) it s a 1000.00 rocker. Don t think that there are very many people that would spend that kind of money for a rocker.

- Navidave

Maybe no one would ever think they’d spend that kind of dough for a child’s rocker… but hey, where there’s “SPECIAL circumstances” involved (aka: Grandchild) who could ever blame you !
Good going Grandpa !

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#11 posted 08-02-2016 02:24 AM

I do know the feeling of being ROBBED just to ship something!

Very nicely done and a unique item too boot!

Everyone is 100% correct about it becoming a family heirloom!

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sheetzy

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#12 posted 08-04-2016 08:16 PM

CUTE. THEY GROW OUT OF THEM SO FAST. THE GOOD THING IS THEY WILL LAST FOR GENERATIONS. NICE JOB. SHEETZY

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