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Forum topic by bkap posted 05-20-2007 03:35 PM 1475 views 2 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bkap

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05-20-2007 03:35 PM

Go to my web site at www.kappelusa.com and request the FREE instructions. Any woodworker can build a rocker.

-- Rocking Chair Guy


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#1 posted 05-20-2007 03:40 PM

I don’t think I’m ready for that.. but I seem to have a love for rocking chairs so I guess I’d better add my own version to my collection….

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 05-20-2007 06:03 PM

I’ve always wanted to build a rocker…thanks for the offer.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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bkap

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#3 posted 05-20-2007 10:21 PM

send me the code # and I will send the info.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#4 posted 05-21-2007 05:50 AM

I have had a rocking chair that is going on 40 years old in my shop since December of ‘05. It was my grandfather’s. He died when my Mom was 13 and it was one of the things she kept through the years. The seat and back were woven with cane. It had deteriorated very badly and left it nearly unusable. I got it from her to restore it. I’m hesitant to do so as this would be my first rocker project. I now have my first lathe as of a couple weeks ago, so I can return a broken spindle that was a seat supports. I’ve removed all the caning and am looking for inspiration for a seat and back design made of wood this time. The rest of the frame just needs some TLC to look good. I’ll check out bkap’s link. Any other thoughts out there about a good place to start?

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#5 posted 05-21-2007 11:12 PM

Jeff go to my web site at www.kappelusa.com and request the free instructions about custom rockers. It may be of help. After you get the free stuff let me know and I will help if possible.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#6 posted 05-22-2007 03:45 AM

I gave it a quick look earlier. Impressive work. I’ll have to go back and play on the site a bit later.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#7 posted 05-22-2007 07:21 AM

Thanks Bkap for the plans. Those alone are worth a pretty penny. I am going to make on out of maple in fact I’ve already started by bending the legs. thanks again jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 05-22-2007 07:38 AM

I have emailed for the plans. (I think) Thanks in advance for the woodworking plans. You have a great talent for woodworking.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 05-22-2007 10:45 AM

I just sent my request for the plans. Beautiful work, if the one I build comes out even close to one of your chairs – I will be proud. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#10 posted 05-23-2007 12:55 PM

OK me too…. Just sent my request. Bill this is such a great deal! Thanks so much.

Jimmy

-- Jimmy

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bkap

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#11 posted 05-23-2007 02:58 PM

Mike what leg did you bend?

Thank you Jimmy, cajunpen, panamaJack and mike for trusting me. You can make these rockers it has been done in the past. I you have questions let me know.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#12 posted 05-29-2007 03:33 AM

Wow! Talk about going far beyond the call of duty. The free info pack is absolutely excellent. This is what one might expect to get in an instruction manual, not a shared “two-pager” that doesn’t make sense. Bill lives the spirit of woodworking.

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#13 posted 05-30-2007 03:10 AM

Yes, it’s wonderful, isn’t it?!! !!
Hopefully, someday, I’ll be able to make one of these beautiful treasures.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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