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Drek55

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02-20-2018 04:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pattern pincushion rocking chair sewing caddy scroll saw shaping scrollworking arts and crafts question

Looking for this pattern. I think they were popular in the 50s to 70s?
Anyone have this pattern or know where I can find it, or help with making my own pattern?

-- Drek


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John Smith

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#1 posted 02-20-2018 05:39 PM

did you google it ?
my mother had a similar one among her many, many sewing things that
was passed to my brother’s wife after she passed.

maybe google can turn up a pattern:
https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+pin+cushion+chair&rlz=1C1BLWB_enUS651US651&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi_mfDyg7XZAhUJ3FMKHUSgCPMQ7AkIbA&biw=1191&bih=603

this is similar to what my mother had. my father made the wood frame chair
and she handmade the quilt like cushion. both of my parents were great craftsmen.

Drek – get some cardboard and play around with designs that you like.
cut out the pieces full size and glue them together. if you like the design
and style, use the cardboard as a template to cut from 1/8” plywood.
the overall size is about 4” square and 5 or 6” tall.

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-- some people are like a Slinky - - - pretty much good for nothing. But still make you smile when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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#2 posted 02-20-2018 06:16 PM

It looks like a fairly simple design that you could probably work out yourself. There are two critical elements in a rocker like this, the balance point on the curved bottom and the angle of the back relative to the seat….usually 10 degrees up to 12 degrees…. the latter is more critical on a real chair. Drawing the plan on a 1” grid (graph paper type) will also help.
I would suggest making a test out of MDF and then use it as a pattern for the final product. I did this for a child size chair I made.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Drek55

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#3 posted 02-20-2018 06:59 PM

I have googled until I look like Barney Google.. Lol.
I have been on eBay, Etsy. Woodworking plan sites, ..
My Google searches only turn up Pinterest Pins, so frustrating!
I kind of did a drawing, but on very small grid paper, like 5 squares to the inch. Already figured I would cut it out of cardboard first as you suggested, so I must be on the right track.Just need to enlarge the pattern first.

-- Drek

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John Smith

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#4 posted 02-20-2018 08:09 PM

looks like a fun project. yep – you are on the right track.
when you get to the drawer, (if you choose to have one), you can cut that
out of a tongue depressor and glue it up. (or go with the “faux face” drawer front).

-- some people are like a Slinky - - - pretty much good for nothing. But still make you smile when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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