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Project by FJPetruso posted 12-13-2010 01:26 AM 3273 views 19 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The family is growing & so are the friend’s families! Little “Curtain Climbers” are popping up all over! These Shaker style children’s sized rockers are a popular item with friends & family. Partly, because they are personalized with the child’s name hand carved on the seat back. I made another half dozen for Christmas & all but one are spoken for. Partly because they are a record of the children’s first years. and partly because kids love to sit & rock in these things. Five of the six rockers are spoken for already & I attached the back of the last rocker only temporairly so I can remove it to carve it more easily. I can’t wait to see how the little “Crumb Crunchers” like them!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 01:47 AM

They are wonderful. I’m sure they will be appreciated. Is this your design? If so you have a good eye for it


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#2 posted 12-13-2010 03:06 AM

oh, i like those!

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 03:20 AM

Nice rockers.

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#4 posted 12-13-2010 04:53 AM

Very nice, simple and pleasing

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#5 posted 12-13-2010 05:36 AM

Looks Good! Very nicely done. My dad used to make some of these.

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#6 posted 12-13-2010 06:55 AM

frank… sweet supply of rockers. ive got a almost 2 years old GRANDdaughter and another on the way, so grampy would like to give these rockers a while. is this your design? would you be willing to share the specs? thanks in advance

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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#7 posted 12-13-2010 04:59 PM

Great job!! Nice design. As asked previously – is this your design? Would you be willing to share specs or source of plans? Thanks!! (Have eight grand children that would love these)

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 12-14-2010 06:59 AM

I would love to have the plans for this ! you are a wonderful person to build these little thing for children. You must have great joy when they see them and use them! I would like to build a chair for my niece but have no idea on how and where to start? Great job!

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#9 posted 12-16-2010 02:21 AM

Thanks for the “flowers”. Here’s a photo of the “plan” that I started from. I found this in a book some years back & tuned it to my liking. The book is called “Thing-A-Ma-Jigs”. There is also a book called “Wach-A-Ma-Callits”. (No Joke) These books are for re-enactors that like making early American stuff for their camps & gear. I added tenons to the bottom of the chair & made the rockers from my head. The chair calls for 1”X10” boards & I made the rockers from “2”X6”s. Just take the basic dimensions given & draw it out on poster board or cardboard. Use an aluminum or wooden yard stick to assist you in drawing the curve of the rockers. Have Fun!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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