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Project by ducky911 posted 1218 days ago 1192 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,

My first grandaughter will be 6 months on Christmas so I made her this rocker. It is made with hard maple and if finished natural with gloss water base poly.

Fun project lots of mortise and tendon joints. I did peg a few that I thought might get some extra stress. I used toothpicks for pegs, just a small dot when done. I was surprised how much shear strenght a single tooth pick has and as my grandaughter is small now I am sure this rocker will be put through its paces as she grows up. It’s built strong and I hope she saves it for her grandchild.

Bob





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GMman

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#1 posted 1218 days ago

Very nice little rocker that will last for generations to come.

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mpmitche

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#2 posted 1218 days ago

Very nice work, I like the natural finish much better than the dark stuff you see in the stores. Did you work from a plan or is this your own design?

-- Mike, Western New York

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ducky911

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#3 posted 1218 days ago

Very nice work, I like the natural finish much better than the dark stuff you see in the stores. Did you work from a plan or is this your own design?

—Mike, Western New York

Oh my it not my design. Not ready to do that, found the plans on the net. Rockers have so many angles you would have to make about five of them to get the thing right. Thanks for asking and I to like this without stain. I matched her crib and bedroom set.

Bob

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OttoH

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#4 posted 1218 days ago

Ahh, the pleasure of building a family heirloom, I am sure she, her kids, and her grandkids will love it!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Skylark53

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#5 posted 1217 days ago

That’s a great project and there can be no better recipient that a grandchild! Congratulations!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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workerinwood

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#6 posted 1217 days ago

Very nice!!! This will be in the family for generations. What website did you find the plans on? I have eight grand children.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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ducky911

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#7 posted 1217 days ago

plans where from www.furnitureplans.com

it tells you but I will point out when you print the plans you have to set your printer option to not resize…easy to do but if you don’t it is off on the patterens

bob

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