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Project by AlanJ44 posted 09-25-2018 03:33 PM 642 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Following a telecom sector layoff I went to my plan B! I had always justified tool and material purchases to my wife as my back up plan in case of disability, I’m a 30 year Crohn’s survivor and most recent dialysis patient, never was layoff in the mix.

One day one of my nurses was here doing my blood draw and saw my first two chairs, she went crazy saying these with a table would be perfect for her newly purchased and remodeled home. Since these were my first and somewhat an experiment I made a deal for cheap with the understanding she had to sell another set!

Fast forward, my phone rings with a call from a friend of hers. He tells me his friend wants six for a hunting camp!
I say thank you and tell I’ll start as soon as I finish two rocking chairs.

Next day he calls back and asks about rocking chairs as the chairs he has seen were everyday adirondacks. He says there are no rocking chairs on my website. I tell yeah it’s a new thing I was dong for a friends wife’s birthday. So he modifies order and here is the first of six!

I will say, rocking chair is a science….

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!





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#1 posted 09-25-2018 03:39 PM

you dont see many rocking adirondack chairs,i dont know why,its a great idea,i think many are afraid of the rocker aspect being too hard.nice work and congrats on the orders.

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

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 05:44 PM

Really good looking rocker!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 07:03 PM

At my age the worst part of an Adirondack chair is getting back out of it once you sit there for a while. I bet a rocker solves that problem. Very nice and congrats on the new order.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#4 posted 09-25-2018 09:10 PM

I love the idea. I agree with John, the rocker part makes this chair. Is it your plan or can they be found on line?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 09-25-2018 09:38 PM

GRATZ ALAN :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 09-25-2018 09:40 PM



...Is it your plan or can they be found on line?

- Hawaiilad

This is a hybrid between the Eureka plan
https://www.eurekabusiness.com/
and
http://www.plansinwood.com/adirondackrocker.html.

I have the Eureka jigs for non-rockers but did not like their rocker, rocker parts. So spliced the Eureka top to the Barley Harvest bottom.
Phil Barley did say he raised the rocker seat up some compared to the chair.

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#7 posted 09-26-2018 01:23 AM

Very Nice Work & Well Done Alan!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 09-26-2018 02:43 PM

Nice work, and a prayer that your orders keep coming, till you want them to slow down.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 09-26-2018 03:49 PM

Just to confirm what everyone is saying, the rocker part of the project is a major pain. The chair either tips too far forward or backwards. Getting it just right takes a lot of painful trial and error.
I actually bought some Adirondack rocker plans on line to prevent this hassle and it still didn’t help. In the plan’s fine print it said something like “you might have to adjust the rockers to get the chair to sit just right”

If your chair sits nice and you have plans, I would be very much interested in purchasing them.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#10 posted 09-26-2018 04:18 PM

Looks terrific. I’ve done three such chairs so far – but not as rockers. I definitely know why they cost so much. Even by the time I did the third one, it was still a labor-intensive process.

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AlanJ44

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#11 posted 09-27-2018 04:49 PM


“you might have to adjust the rockers to get the chair to sit just right”

If your chair sits nice and you have plans, I would be very much interested in purchasing them.

- ohwoodeye

We must have the same plans!, Goodness yes, I’m still working that out. Thought I had a good set up, the chair arms are parallel to the earth! And the rocking was easy and comfortable, but wait.
Both my wide and 6 year old granddaughter tell me it’s off!
My wife says it needs to be centered on the rockers where I have more rocker out the rear. And the kid tells she feels she will fall out the front of the chair.
So I’m planning to take the rockers off and shave in half inch increments the rear legs in an attempt to make it “lean back” , more like a rocker is thought of.
Stay tuned

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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AlanJ44

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#12 posted 10-06-2018 04:56 AM

OK; shaved inch and half plus the kerf in three cuts off the rear legs and centered up the rocker so the same amount extents front and back. This is very close. Chair, empty has a slight lean to the back and while sitting and rocking seems more natural and comfortable to both my wife and self.
I’ll be back in a bit, going to assemble the remaining chairs without rockers, then come back and add the rocker.
I”ll make notes and photos while doing so.

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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