My First Rocking Chair

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Project by Joanne posted 1654 days ago 1181 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for our youngest daughter using wood (white oak) cut from our property. I used my Carvewright to carve our daughters and her 4 sons names in the chair. I apologize for the quality of the pictures but I was in a hurry to get it to her for Christmas and never got the chance to take anymore. The plans were from Wood magazine and I have to say I learned alot on this project and Thank God for sandpaper!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#1 posted 1654 days ago

Very impressive. I can’t believe this was your first!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1654 days ago

Everyone (including me) wants to make a really nice rocking chair. I have not yet but you have. Congratulations! It looks like a really great job.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 1653 days ago

I like it a lot, how did it rock?? I always think I will change something on my next one,Do you?? I found that for me,moving the arms up a little and tilting them down in the front to the front legs was much more comfy. My wife wanted one with the arms really lifted so she could rock the grandbabies without a pillow under her arm. rockers are addictive, (making them and sitting in them) very nice work. dp

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#5 posted 1653 days ago

Thank you all for the kind words.
Duane, as I was making this one I was thinking of ways to improve the next one. I agree with you about moving the arms up and tilting them down to the front and will definitely do that on the next one. THis one was a real learning experience for me and I am so glad I stuck with it and finished it.

-- Joanne, New York,

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#6 posted 1653 days ago

Well done , looking forward to the next one .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? .

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#7 posted 1649 days ago

I really like the rocking chair. I have a child’s rocking chair plan that I’ve built several of, but I especially like the delicacy of your design. Well done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 1542 days ago

nice rocking chair looks great !!!

-- Kevin, Virginia

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