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Jayne's Rowboat Rocker

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Project by captkerk posted 1049 days ago 1932 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is the completed boat rocker. It took me way too long to complete, but Jayne finally got her boat on her birthday in June. The details of the build can be found in my blog.





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B13

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#1 posted 1049 days ago

That Is to cool! great! craftsmanship

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#2 posted 1049 days ago

That is so adorable!!! Love it!!!

-- Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#3 posted 1049 days ago

Amazing.Probably the nicest child’s rocker I’ve ever seen.

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#4 posted 1049 days ago

How does Jayne like it? Where does she hold on when rocking? Have you thought about adding any oars? Could a small back support be added to keep the rider from tipping over backwards or do you think it is not needed? Sorry for so many questions. I love the boat and would love to try and make one. Thanks for sharing.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#5 posted 1049 days ago

That is wonderful.
So many dreams will be lived in that boat.
Really fine work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 1048 days ago

Nice design! SHe must love it with enough room for her and her dolls to sail away.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 1047 days ago

Great work, I really like the design. Many happy hours are ahead.

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#8 posted 1047 days ago

Jayne does like it, and as one of four rockers I’ve made, it makes the rounds with all four kids. She can hold on to the side rails when rocking and therefore a backrest for the seat isn’t really necessary. I thought about doing oars, but it would have taken more time (that I didn’t have) and since kids will be kids, I was afraid the oars might get used as clubs, baseball bats, or swords, so I felt a little better about not making them. I think it would be neat, especially if I was to make I so the oars were non-removeable, but even then they would probably get abused. I had grander plans when I set out to build the boat, but time and complexity restrained me a bit. Ultimately, I think that was for the best.

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#9 posted 1047 days ago

And thank you all for the nice words!

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#10 posted 1047 days ago

Found a link for you,
http://www.bateau.com/free/simple_oars.html
You can use the Northriver version with a top mount.
Instead of the blade use foam…
Just a thought, since your beautiful boat stayed in my mind.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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