New Rocker Construction photos

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Project by scott shangraw posted 05-03-2010 10:30 PM 3215 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally posting the construction photos for our new rocker design. The first is the mock up for the back, done on cardboard. Some areas were a little tricky, but it all worked out and came out great. The second is grinding the arms. These arms were the most comfortable to date. The third and fourth pics show the bentwood laminated back legs and the backrest in the process of being bent. The last photo is the back and front legs glued up. This rocker was a challenge but a lot of fun. And the overal result was very satisfying.

“Shangrila Rocker finished photos.

-- Scott NM,

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Heidi Neely

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 10:39 PM

I saw your post of the finished chair a while back….thought it was just beautiful!! You definately have an impressive body of work, everything is quite stunning…and this chair just fits right in with the others!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 11:50 PM

I like your new rocker. With the curves I almost expect it to sprout leaves. I always want to remember that comfort is job one and that looks very comfortable. I hope they sell.

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 11:59 PM

Curious what the vacuum pump is that you are using to form your laminations. Beautiful work and nice design.


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#4 posted 05-04-2010 12:18 AM

Like a walk in a beautiful old farytale forest, a landscape op history.
Beautiful done.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-04-2010 12:23 AM

Very cool scott,super design and good build so far.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 01:30 AM

a serious rocker…big enough for me,too….

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 05-04-2010 02:05 AM

Some day I should like to sit, in a Shangrila.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#8 posted 05-04-2010 02:15 AM

I love seeing the construction details. While I enjoy looking at finish projects, seeing the steps really helps me understand the whole piece.
thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-04-2010 05:05 AM

Very nice chair! I love the back design, too!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 05-04-2010 01:08 PM

wow..amazing work..I just gotta stop with all the windsor & shaker stuff and open my brain to new challenges. The chairs I’m seeing are just super. Thanks for posting your work and the process. Grand, just grand

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#11 posted 05-04-2010 04:47 PM

Very impressive. Thanks for sharing!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 05-06-2010 12:48 AM

your rocker looks quite nice, as does the construction and details furnished, ...... but, in terms of symmetry, i find it to be “THE” most pleasing rocker piece visually that i have ever seen. some original designs i have built turned out pleasing, and others, even though they were well built, just were not pleasing (they had something misssing from a visual context). fibonacci developed a formula that identified the ratio of objects that we find pleasing, and you really hit the nail on the head with this work. it’s “art”. really exceptional !!!

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 05-06-2010 03:58 AM

Great stuff, Scott!!! I hope you get orders out the Kazoo.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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scott shangraw

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#14 posted 05-09-2010 03:54 PM

Thanks Everyone!!!
Aurora-Very nice words-I’m humbled
David the press is Vacu-Press it is a small system but works great for me even with being at a 7500 elevation.
Thanks again!!!

-- Scott NM,

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