New Rocker Construction photos

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Project by scott shangraw posted 1549 days ago 2472 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 1549 days ago

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 1549 days ago

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 1549 days ago

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 1549 days ago

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 1549 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1549 days ago

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 1549 days ago

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 1549 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1549 days ago

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 1548 days ago

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#11 posted 1548 days ago

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 1547 days ago

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 1547 days ago

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 1543 days ago

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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