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Project by Robert Verrier posted 11-28-2018 09:06 PM 1215 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Glouster rocker that I make for my Grandkids. All three of the Grandchildren enjoy them a lot.





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 11-28-2018 10:26 PM

That is nice. I’ll bet the grandkids like them also.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 11-28-2018 10:41 PM

Now an adult version with oars…...the faster you row, the quicker you rock. Exercise and fun all in one.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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fivecodys

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 11:20 PM

That is really cool!
What a good grandpa you are!

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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rtbrmb

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#4 posted 11-29-2018 01:09 AM

Very unique design and the build looks awesome. What species of wood/s were used?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#5 posted 11-29-2018 11:20 AM

That’s quite beautiful. It looks quite heavy, but perhaps I’m seeing it as being larger than it actually is.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#6 posted 11-29-2018 03:37 PM

That is a sweet project. Well carried out. Nice.

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#7 posted 11-29-2018 04:00 PM

WOW … something different … real nice …. GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LesB

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#8 posted 11-29-2018 09:24 PM

Great idea and design.

It would be a popular rocker here in the Pacific North West because that particular boat design (with both the sides and bottom tapered) was originated on the McKenzie River in Oregon back in the 1930s-40s to navigate white water rivers. Originally they were of wood but most now are aluminum or fiberglass….wood takes too much maintenance. The design has now spread through out the world for use on fast flowing waters. I have used an aluminum one for 25 years on the McKenzie River where I live.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Robert Verrier

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#9 posted 11-29-2018 10:40 PM

I’m new to Lumber Jocks and trying to figure out how to answer any questions. Hope the following will answer the questions asked.
1. The boat part of the rocker is made from Teak Heartwood, except for the sides which are Luan plywood. The rockers are made from Mahogany with the boat support cross pieces also made from mahogany which are attached using mortise and tenon, this includes the foot support.

As far as to its weight, its not that big so its not heavy at all. Grandkids were given each one when they turned two and they all enjoy then and drag them around to ride with their stuffed animals. One of our grand daughters even uses it at times to watch her favorite TV cartoons.

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Robert Verrier

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#10 posted 11-29-2018 10:53 PM

Grand daughter Sofie watching TV in her boat.

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#11 posted 11-29-2018 11:28 PM

Thats just brilliant,
Lovely work

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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