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Rocking chair made for my grandson. Oak with walnut plugs, finished with tongue oil.
-- Ron, Michigan, www.Lappwoodworks.com
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#1 posted 01-24-2011 02:59 PM
Nice job, looks great!!
-- Jack, Albuquerque
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#2 posted 02-16-2011 08:29 PM
Looks like a great job, did you use a plan or come up with the deisgn yourself. I have to do something similar for our twins real soon!
-- Des, Cork, Ireland
#3 posted 02-16-2011 09:00 PM
It’s my design. I made two simple pattern pieces for the arms and the rockers. I cut the arms from 1×3 lumber and the rockers from 1×6. The seat and back are 1×12, I put a 5 degree bevel on the seat and drill, screw and cap. The rocker supports are from 1×2 wood. I mount the arms approximately 7 inches from the top of the seat.
I connect the rockers to the rocker supports using dowel rods. I normally build the seat and back, cut out the arms and connect them to the chair. Cut out the rockers, sand both with a belt sander to make sure they are symmetrical and free of any band saw marks. I put the rocker supports on the chair, taking care to ensure they evenly spaced on each side.After securing the rocker supports with a small amount of glue, I counter sink drill holes and screw the supports to the chair.
When mounting the rockers on the chair I found it best to attach one side. Next clamp the remaining rocker onto the supports and level the chair.
I normally finish the chairs with tongue oil. I like a really smooth feel to my chairs, I normally finish by hand sanding with 320 grit. Good luck, hope this helps
#4 posted 02-17-2011 03:32 PM
It will be a great help – thanks
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