Maple rocker with sculpted seat.

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Project by Terry O posted 01-15-2018 03:40 AM 1330 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This maple rocker was built using Scott Morrison’s plans – very comfortable indeed. The seat was sculpted using a home made cnc router equipped with a 1/2” bull nose end mill.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 04:11 AM

Very nice rocker, I admire those that make these projects, master craftsman for sure.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 11:55 AM

very nice and apparently approved

dumb question – why are the runners so long and with the slight ‘hook’ ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 12:30 PM

Nice work, yes Scott has very nice plans keep on making saw dust.

-- andrek

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#4 posted 01-15-2018 12:56 PM

Very nice. I especially like the wood choice. You don’t see maple used much on rockers.

I’d be curious to see a picture or two of your home made CNC machine. I’m considering using either a cove style jig on the table saw or a router set up to sculpt a seat for one of the chairs I’m building. How thick was your seat blank?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Terry O

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#5 posted 01-15-2018 01:38 PM

I really don’t know why the runners are so long other then to prevent tipping back over – or I couldn’t decide where to cut them, I guess we could ask Scott Morrison. I laminated 8/4 maple for the seat blank and used the cnc to face both sides to 1 3/4” before starting to sculpt with the cnc. I have built 2 cnc routers, the first one wasn’t pretty but it did the job. The second one which I am using now looks and works great, I am working on a build video for the second cnc.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#6 posted 01-15-2018 01:42 PM

Wow, that’ is beautiful!

-- -- Tyson

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#7 posted 01-15-2018 04:40 PM

You did a beautiful job on this rocker. It’s a very nice rocker.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 01-15-2018 05:59 PM

Beautiful rocker and obviously that long tailed cat approves. :) I have often wondered why the rockers were so long on chairs like this. They look good, but they take up so much space. Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 01-15-2018 10:41 PM

Wonderful rocker! love the cat. This project has #1 written all over it. Try a spray bottle of water and spritz some on your white background. I will relax the fabric and remove the wrinkles. Good photography is half the presentation.
Keep the great projects coming.

-- James E McIntyre

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Terry O

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#10 posted 01-15-2018 11:05 PM

Thanks, I’ll grab a spray bottle next time, you are right about the photography.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#11 posted 01-16-2018 01:41 AM

Wow. Amazing project..or two!

-- AJ

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#12 posted 01-17-2018 02:15 AM

beautiful rocker!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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