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09-24-2017 04:24 AM

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I’m finally getting around to rebuilding my grandfather’s old rocker that I loved as a kid. While removing the old hardware to be replaced with new I found that the base where the rocker “rocks” (the point where the springs hold the seat to the base) has been crushed under the clamping pressure of the springs. It looks as though the base fram has tilted a little and thus taken the matting surfaces out of alignment. To boot this rocker was built with a shallow v grove that i assume was to keep the pieces aligned (a design feature I can’t seem to find on any platform rocker on the internet). But before i can continue the restoration, i need to find a way to fix the crumbling wood before I put it back together.

Sorry, I don’t have direct images but i do have google drive links for people to see if they feel like looking
The first is the crushed rail.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8uFVh-zECpiMi1Pc0htWTUzVDg/view?usp=sharing
The second in the wood that crushed it.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8uFVh-zECpienQ3ZnlrRHJfMDA/view?usp=sharing

in the second you can see the grove i was talking about

Does anyone have some suggestions to help me?

Please feel free to email me or respond here on the forum


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#1 posted 09-27-2017 03:48 PM

Bumping this up.

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