Eliptical Rocker

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Project by cnccutter posted 07-04-2009 09:51 AM 2661 views 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got hooked on designing flatpack furniture and this rocker came out of it all. so far everyone seems to like it and its really stable. I tried to roll it over backwards, but because of the elips, I just couldn’t do it. the grand kids even gave a go and it did pretty well.


-- Erik

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#1 posted 07-04-2009 11:37 AM

cool design…looks good….

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#2 posted 07-04-2009 11:38 AM

Cool project is the larger one adult size? The little ones look like they are for dolls.
Also, nice CNC router…I’m curently working on a homemade CNC. But it’s slow going.
Anyway…nice rockers what do you plan on for a finish?

-- Vince

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#3 posted 07-04-2009 12:21 PM

I could see where the kids would like this! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#4 posted 07-04-2009 12:27 PM

Very ingenious and welcome to Lumberjocks Erik!

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#5 posted 07-04-2009 12:45 PM

I like the design.

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#6 posted 07-04-2009 01:44 PM

this is really cute!!
you should commercialize it. I am sure furniture shops would jus love it, as you can stuff the diassembled furniture into the back of your SUV or even hatchback.

did you glue it or does it stay in place by some miracle joinery? it all seems to be locked in place other than the seat.

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#7 posted 07-04-2009 03:12 PM


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#8 posted 07-04-2009 03:45 PM

A very brilliant design…thanks for sending the project pics!

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#9 posted 07-04-2009 06:11 PM

thanks for the encuragement. I’ve worked on this design for a while now. the smaller ones in the picture are the prototype models. Grand daughters get them for their dolls after I work out all the troubles.

Moshel, the whole rocker is held together with nothing other than locking joints. i have about 20 pieces of furniture that are all based on the same locking joint.


-- Erik

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#10 posted 07-04-2009 06:54 PM

Hello Eric
Very nice … sweet design. Should win an award !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 07-04-2009 06:56 PM

that’s really cool!
love the design.

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#12 posted 07-04-2009 07:06 PM

Hey Eric
Very impressive design. From your name I gather it was done on a cnc. I’m guessing there’s some connection with Great Brittan because of your term flatpack. Really well done.

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#13 posted 07-04-2009 10:14 PM


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#14 posted 07-05-2009 01:07 AM

Like something I’ve never seen before, very unique.

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#15 posted 07-08-2009 02:46 PM

Very nice

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