Trouble finishing Scott Morrison rocking chair (Can't get correct angle on seat)

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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 05-06-2010 02:46 AM 4285 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2010 02:46 AM

I am having a bit of trouble finishing my Scott Morrison “simple rocking” chair. I have finished everything but mounting the rockers correctly. I have drilled the chair legs and rockers and have mounted them with pegs. The trouble I am having is that when the chair is sat in you tend to lean forward a bit. Due to the angle of the chair it is hard to rock all the way back and be comfortable. I was thinking of grinding a half inch off the back legs to get the correct angle on the seat. Will this work? What else could I try?


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#1 posted 05-06-2010 04:58 AM

Scott is a member here…why not shoot him a message, I’m sure he can give you some pretty good advice.

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#2 posted 05-06-2010 11:40 PM

If it were me and I tried that, it would simply set my body back a little, but still tip me too far forward to be comfortable. But that’s my luck. So I would tend to recommend using a calculation on a ‘center of weight” that your body creates when sitting in the chair, then finding a way to place that center more towards the rear of the chair.

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 11:26 AM

Have had the same issue arise with my Haig style chair, just it was noticed after it was all put together and glued. Do you know if it is possible to increase weight in the back of the rockers?

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