Housewarming Glider

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Project by barecycles posted 07-11-2013 06:33 PM 1113 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Son #2 just bought a new house and needs “something” on the front porch. This glider will be that something. The plans for this project came from Wood Magazine and their Graceful Glider project. Although calling for cedar I made this with pine I already had and the swingarms are handmade of 1/8” x 1” steel bar. My lovely bride picked out the cross.

Picture #3 has nothing to do with the project but grandson #1 was vacuuming under my saw and felt he had created another Grand Canyon…I can see that.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#1 posted 07-11-2013 06:46 PM

That’s really nice and it looks like you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 07-11-2013 08:56 PM

What an nice house warming gift. Great job.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 07-12-2013 01:03 AM

Nice job on the glider.

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 05:26 PM

Lovely work. They’ll enjoy that for a long time to come.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 07-15-2013 02:57 PM

Great looking and well made glider, makes a great gift and I’m sure it’s greatly appreciated. They will enjoy it for a long time. Great job!

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