Morris style glider #16: Glider mechanism

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Blog entry by Ryan Tanguay posted 03-03-2019 02:05 AM 517 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Working out the kinks of the glider mechanism. Purchased a hardware kit from Platte River Engineering for the glider part. It came with diagrams and instructions on how to make the wooden parts. I adjusted some of the parts to work with the dimensions of my chair as well as the integration into my chair. Didn’t realize until I got to this point that the instructions aren’t as clear as I would have liked them to be.

Come to find out that certain assemblies in the glider base aren’t clear on the way they are to be fastened (glue?, screws?, magic?). With some trial and error (and more error), I found that a combo of the two were needed for both strength and assembly/disassembly reasons. Still a little weary of the overall longevity of the strength of some connections. With a chair weighing 80lbs+ and the addition of another 200 from a human… may require some maintenance in the future. Time will tell.

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