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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 10-17-2021 01:51 AM 789 views 2 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t find a plan for this little child’s rocker so I winged it just using a photo.

After starring at the photo that I found on the internet for a few days I just started drawing shapes of what I thought might work on some 1/4” MDF.

I wore out a large eraser as I drew lines and then erased them many times. I didn’t give up and ended up with this little rocker!

I wanted to give it a try to see if it was rock worthy but my butt was too big!

It’s 21 1/2” H X 13” W x 12” D The rockers are 20 1/2” L
Pine with Cherry arm rest. No finish yet!

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





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BB1

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#1 posted 10-17-2021 02:13 AM

You did a great job. Cute little rocker.
But, are you back to painting again?!? ;)

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 10-17-2021 02:19 AM



You did a great job. Cute little rocker.
But, are you back to painting again?!? ;)

- BB1


Thanks BB…. Oh no there’s that bad word again! Can’t seem to shake that paint thing LOL! Well I think I’m just going to just give this one a coat of water base finish. I kind of like the way it looks in it’s naked state! What do you think?

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

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BB1

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#3 posted 10-17-2021 02:36 AM

I agree. I like the color contrast you have with the darker armrests. So relieved you aren’t facing painting again!!!!

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#4 posted 10-17-2021 02:40 AM



I agree. I like the color contrast you have with the darker armrests. So relieved you aren t facing painting again!!!!

- BB1


Thank BB! Sometimes natural just looks good! Two votes :) my wife like it this way also!

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

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#5 posted 10-17-2021 03:53 AM

Cool item shaver but you might need another one for the other cheek.

Does it come with a drill, screws and a mallet so it can be dis’ and re-assembled like your other rocker puzzle?

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 10-17-2021 04:44 AM



Cool item shaver but you might need another one for the other cheek.

Does it come with a drill, screws and a mallet so it can be dis and re-assembled like your other rocker puzzle?

- LittleBlackDuck


Nope this is not a puzzle and it doesn’t come with tools but I can leave out the glue up part and you can play with it all day long if you want.

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

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#7 posted 10-17-2021 05:31 AM

Hi Tony, Mate that is one really cool rocker.

I wouldn’t worry about paint. It looks great a la naturale.

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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Ivan

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#8 posted 10-17-2021 06:26 AM

I like yours more! Realy fantastic replica

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-17-2021 11:06 AM

Nicely done Tony. A very fitting rocker for a king or queen. I like the natural finish also.

Hears a thought to add color, use a white wash which will allow the grain to pop through.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 10-17-2021 11:44 AM

LOVE this so awesome Tony,, great fun work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 10-17-2021 11:49 AM

Good looking rocker, Tony. You duplicated that photo right on!!!!!! Better than a plan because you make the dimensions!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 10-17-2021 12:40 PM



Hi Tony, Mate that is one really cool rocker.

I wouldn t worry about paint. It looks great a la naturale.

Bob

- BobWemm


Thanks Bob!
I agree! maybe a little sanding sealer and a coat of clear finish will do the trick!


I like yours more! Really fantastic replica

- Ivan


Thanks Ivan!
I really strained my brain on this one!


Nicely done Tony. A very fitting rocker for a king or queen. I like the natural finish also.

Hears a thought to add color, use a white wash which will allow the grain to pop through.

- Eric


Thanks Eric,
I like your idea of white wash and I might try your suggestion on a 2nd rocker!


LOVE this so awesome Tony,, great fun work.

- Ken90712


Thanks Ken,
I had no idea on how to even start this project. Some how it magically came together!


Good looking rocker, Tony. You duplicated that photo right on!!!!!! Better than a plan because you make the dimensions!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Thanks Jim,
After I got started drawing on that MDF like a 1st grader it took a few hours for the puzzled look on my face vanish! LOL! I’m still trying to remember how I got this far!

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

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#13 posted 10-17-2021 12:44 PM

The main problem I had was trying to determine how to set the chair onto the rockers and have it balanced correctly.
The photo helped a little but I was still just guessing at what angle do I cut the bottom of the legs? Axes adjustments over and over again!

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

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 10-17-2021 01:19 PM

Beautiful Chair Tony. The best directions to follow are your own. I still very much think this can be a Disney version with the Mickey mouse ear looking top. I bet getting the right balance could be a chore, I wonder if there is a formula for that out there. I could use a few extra chairs over here right now. LOL.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#15 posted 10-17-2021 01:53 PM

another vote for natural nice design GREAT JOB :<)))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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