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Childs Puzzle Rocking Chair

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 09-21-2021 02:20 AM 907 views 7 times favorited 99 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another little gift for our neighbors new born. Grace was born on 9/17/2021.

I decided to make another gift for baby Grace in addition to the stepstool/seat I made for her a few day ago. It’ll be a few month before she can use this but I couldn’t wait to make it for her.

Made of Pine and easy to disassemble and reassemble.

There’s a key in the back (shaped like a heart) when removed the chair can be taken apart. Good for building motor skills and self-esteem.

I haven’t put a finish on it yet I was thinking maybe I’ll let Grace’s mom and dad take care of that task!

Thanks for looking in!

Finished!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!





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robscastle

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#1 posted 09-21-2021 03:00 AM

Very snazzy, no sharp edges or any youchies for little kids to bump into.

I kinda think you may have been checking out too many LBD puzzles? ....for the knock down aspect?

Maybe you could call it a Luban Rocker!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 09-21-2021 03:30 AM

Great design Tony. I see how it comes apart. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before. Will make for easy storage. Good idea letting the parents do the finish. I have a lot of purple spray left from my daughters wedding if you need it.
I like the name too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#3 posted 09-21-2021 03:31 AM

They will love it… what a gift!

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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#4 posted 09-21-2021 05:35 AM

Wow Tony, That’s one super cool chair sir.
Were did you find the pattern/plan please?

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 09-21-2021 06:03 AM

Great Job Mate,
I bet she will love it.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 09-21-2021 07:05 AM

That’s a cool looking design, and you did a good job building it. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 09-21-2021 08:13 AM

I love it shaver...

Can you give me a direct top down photo so I can import into SketchUp and laser cut a swag of miniatures… May not fit the bum of even a small baby, but I can see it becoming a puzzle called ”The Shaver”.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 09-21-2021 11:14 AM

Looks comfortable….to bad it’s too small…hehehe

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 09-21-2021 11:36 AM



Very snazzy, no sharp edges or any youchies for little kids to bump into.

I kinda think you may have been checking out too many LBD puzzles? ....for the knock down aspect?

Maybe you could call it a Luban Rocker!

- robscastle


Thanks Rob! My first thought was “I wonder what LBD will say” LOL!


Great design Tony. I see how it comes apart. I don t think I ve ever seen one before. Will make for easy storage. Good idea letting the parents do the finish. I have a lot of purple spray left from my daughters wedding if you need it.
I like the name too.

- doubleDD


Thanks Dave! I’m not really sure if they will want to finish it. With the new baby and all they may ask me to get that done! All so the bad part of painting a puzzle is that I find that painted parts that touch each other tend to stick together and even bind so I think a colored dye would better. What do you think?


They will love it… what a gift!

- NoWhiskeyWoodworking


Thanks NoWhiskey! The day she is able to use it will be exciting!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 09-21-2021 11:50 AM


Wow Tony, That’s one super cool chair sir.
Were did you find the pattern/plan please?

- crowie


Thanks crowie! There are many plans similar to this one on line. If you do a Child’s Puzzle Rocking Chair search you will find plenty! I was at a sidewalk fair in Tennessee and a lady had this chair. She let me take it apart and trace all the parts onto a sheet brown paper. Her chair was a bit out of true proportion so I had to re-draw all the parts to get the chair to look right. Plus her chair was made with 1/4” ply and I made my chair with 3/4” Pine (planed to 5/8”) so tweaking the slots for fit was a little tricky! There is a link on this jocks page that will lead you to a plan. It’s not the same style as mine but close! https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/279178
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I just remembered I do have a PDF pattern for a folding child’s rocker that looks like this. I can be printed on your home printer. Then you just join the sheets at the dotted lines. It’s free!
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Great Job Mate,
I bet she will love it.

Bob

- BobWemm


Thanks Bob! It will be months before she can use it but I’m sure it will be loved!


That s a cool looking design, and you did a good job building it. Mel

- mel52


Thanks Mel! A lady at a sidewalk fair was nice enough to let me trace the chair parts onto some brown paper. It’s a really nice design!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#11 posted 09-21-2021 11:55 AM



I love it shaver...

Can you give me a direct top down photo so I can import into SketchUp and laser cut a swag of miniatures… May not fit the bum of even a small baby, but I can see it becoming a puzzle called ”The Shaver”.

- LittleBlackDuck


Thanks LBD! I took a few photos for you! Let me know if these work for you?
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-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#12 posted 09-21-2021 11:59 AM



Looks comfortable….to bad it s too small…hehehe

- Ivan


Thanks Ivan! it’s for the little butts not over size ones! hehehe!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 09-21-2021 12:06 PM



..... Thanks LBD! I took a few photos for you! Let me know if these work for you?
- woodshaver Tony C

Sorry shaver, should have been more specific….

If possible may I have a top down photo of the items in pieces, side by side like in gallery photo #4. The top down should minimise the parallax affect
That way I can impost the photo into SketchUp and trace over them to get the basic shape and contours.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 09-21-2021 12:07 PM

That is a really neat design, Tony. I love it! It could be a good teaching tool for the new little engineers!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#15 posted 09-21-2021 12:19 PM

..... Thanks LBD! I took a few photos for you! Let me know if these work for you?
- woodshaver Tony C

Sorry shaver, should have been more specific….

If possible may I have a top down photo of the items in pieces, side by side like in gallery photo #4. The top down should minimise the parallax affect
That way I can impost the photo into SketchUp and trace over them to get the basic shape and contours.

- LittleBlackDuck


Oh! Ok… Like this! I also added it to the gallery photos.
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-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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