Rocking Chair

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Project by Dave T posted 07-22-2008 03:33 AM 1623 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No in process pics, but my first attempt at a rocking chair. Wood magazine had the plan a few months ago. Simple design with nothing overly complex for joinery. Routed round tenons with round mortises. The magazine used oak, but I decided on cherry since it’s what I had on hand, plus my customer (step-grandson/shop helper, who is 6) ordered it to be made of cherry to match the cradle I made awhile back. I did shorten all dimensions by 2 inches. Excuse the poor pics, I was experimenting with my camera (didn’t work as well as I had hoped). The finish is polyurethane.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 07-22-2008 04:00 AM

Beautiful, Very good build

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#2 posted 07-22-2008 05:07 AM

Nice looking project. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 07-22-2008 06:57 AM

Ya done good partner!!!!!!

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 08:17 AM

looks amazing, i bought this issue as well and wanted to make it but my router table messed up and i have yet to fix it.

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#5 posted 07-22-2008 10:30 AM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 07-22-2008 02:55 PM

Great rocker.

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#7 posted 08-08-2008 01:40 AM

Great work!

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#8 posted 08-08-2008 04:28 AM

I hope that my chair looks that good.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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