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Project by sciotomike posted 10-19-2017 01:21 PM 1089 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at a rocking chair.
It was built, put together, fit tested, (by my wife)
Then re built re fit tested etc…
Maybe I should have bought plans





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swirt

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#1 posted 10-19-2017 02:11 PM

That came out great. The idea of getting the comfort and fit right for a rocker is exactly what has kept me from attempting one. Plans are probably a good idea… but there is little guarantee of the comfort in those either unless you can sit in one that came from the plan and test them out. ;)

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PPK

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#2 posted 10-19-2017 02:12 PM

You’re a master if you built this with no plans, and fit it to your wife! Best way to learn is use no plan, right?? Great looking chair!

-- Pete

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 10-19-2017 02:15 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

Plans are for those without imagination. Great job.

PS, mistakes are what campfires are made from.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 10-19-2017 02:29 PM

Hi Mike Welcome to Ljs
That’s one nice looking rocker, very well done.

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#5 posted 10-19-2017 03:14 PM

Welcome to LJ’s! Great Project. Also, there’s no guarantee that a plans-built chair will fit your wife either. That’s one reason why I’m a bit hesitant to build a morris chair from plans until I sit in one that I’m comfortable with.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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sciotomike

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#6 posted 10-19-2017 04:24 PM

Thanks for all the comments!
This chair is the “prototype”, that’s why it was made of poplar.

The Oak chair was a gift for my daughters first child.
Can’t find the pictures of it.
That was 8 yrs ago, I was really excited about chair building and thought I would build many more.

As it turns out I’ve only built the two.

And your correct about the campfires Monte Pittman, I’ve made plenty of small boards from big boards!

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pottz

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#7 posted 10-19-2017 05:03 PM

having never built a rocker i bought plans to build a maloof style rocker,which i have sat in and they are very comfortable.have only roughed out the seat so far and i can see why they say 200+ hours to build.you did a great job making yours from scratch and fitting it to your wife.glad to have you with us,welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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JustplaneJeff

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#8 posted 10-20-2017 12:43 AM

looks comfortable, good job

-- JustplaneJeff

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#9 posted 10-20-2017 04:53 AM

Beautiful. Nice work!

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#10 posted 10-20-2017 08:06 AM

This rocking chair is so nice and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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