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Project by gfadvm posted 365 days ago 1339 views 13 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were fun projects to make and I think the granddaughters will love them. They are made from old growth Doug Fir I salvaged from their great grandfather’s barn which was built in 1958. I modified the plans (Wood Mag, Dec, 1993) to make the seat 1 1/2”, the arm rests 1”, and the bear back 5/8”. I also narrowed the rockers to 1 1/2” as the ones in the pics in Wood looked really ‘clunky’ to me. I made a template of 1/8” dry erase board to route the ‘faces’ . The most difficult part was making the mortises for the bear to fit in in the seat and in the back arch. Finished with rubbed on shellac.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 365 days ago

I can see some grandaughters liking them. They look nice

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 365 days ago

Looks like darn nice chairs. Granddaughters should love them.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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bowtie

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#3 posted 365 days ago

Beautiful chairs Andy. You have raised the “bear” on kids rockers!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#4 posted 365 days ago

WOW! Just awesome.

You must be the most prolific member. I’m jealous.

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eddie

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#5 posted 365 days ago

love em , they will be enjoyed

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 365 days ago

Fantastic project for the granddaughters…The only unfortunate part is that kids grow so fast and before you know it they will be too big to sit in them…hopefully they will one day be used by your great granddaughters and their….

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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#7 posted 365 days ago

Very nice Andy…...lucky girls…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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#8 posted 365 days ago

Those are just too cute! Your granddaughters are going to love them and they’ll no doubt become family heirlooms.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 365 days ago

really cute chairs. I’m sure the grand daughters will really enjoy them Do you have plans for a Papa Bear rocker?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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nakedjoinery

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#10 posted 365 days ago

Love these Andy only problem is I have no idea where to start making a radiused half lap . Great paws , and the legs seem to blend into the rocker. Good job

-- mike c

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nomercadies

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#11 posted 365 days ago

This won’t be the only generation that will enjoy them.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#12 posted 365 days ago

Goldilocks would be proud to sit in that…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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balidoug

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#13 posted 365 days ago

Showed the photos to my 13-year-old who is now very upset with me for not having taken up the craft in time to make her something like these. Great set, Andy. These will be heirlooms.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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hoss12992

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#14 posted 365 days ago

Awesome job Andy! Love the craftsmanship and detail. Im sure the grandkids will cherish them for many years to come. Congrats!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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joein10asee

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#15 posted 365 days ago

CUTE!

Family heirlooms fo’ SHO’ !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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