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Excalibur_

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01-31-2019 10:15 AM

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Hello All,
I want to make glider rocking chair but can’t find the plans.
How to make the glider mechanism ?
Keep in mind that I am a beginner in woodworking.
I have a hobby shop with some basic woodworking tools.
Below is my Sketchup plan – I don’t know yet how to add sketchup file here.

-- Ivan BG


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#1 posted 01-31-2019 11:37 AM

welcome aboard
a few years ago, I remember seeing a gliding chair metal hardware kit.
so they are available once you find the plans for the chair you want to build’
(unless you want to make all the hanging movable parts yourself out of wood).

there is a broken gliding rocker in the trash down the road from me.
I hope someone picks it up just to salvage the hardware to make their own.
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-- I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things. --

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#2 posted 01-31-2019 03:32 PM

As John said, I know I have seen hardware kits for sale. Not sure where, but a google search should find them. You might also try an Amazon search. Also, I remember seeing an article some time again about building a glider. I don’t remember which magazine, but again, a google search should find something.

Regarding posting a picture from Sketchup, However, I have a very useful computer app called Shutter that allows you to box out any screen segment you like and make a .jpeg or .png image that can then be easily posted into any forum. I find it very useful. And it’s free. Shutter is for Linux systems, but I think there is a similar tools for Windows called Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch (probably many others also available).

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#3 posted 01-31-2019 06:45 PM

A quick google search came up with multiple plans. Even one on Amazon…..https://www.amazon.com/Woodworking-Project-Paper-Build-Glider/dp/B00491HSSS

Not an easy project for a beginner. I didn’t search for plans that included home made gliding mechanism but I’m sure it is out there somewhere. It would most likely involve installing bearings in the suspension arms.

I use a Mac computer so when I need an image of something on the screen I just press the Shift>Command>4 keys; The cursor turns into a cross hair which I click drag around the image I want to capture which forms a box, release the click and the image appears icon appears on the desk top. Shift Command 3 captures the whole screen image.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-31-2019 09:11 PM


As John said, I know I have seen hardware kits for sale. Not sure where, but a google search should find them. You might also try an Amazon search. Also, I remember seeing an article some time again about building a glider. I don t remember which magazine, but again, a google search should find something.

Regarding posting a picture from Sketchup, However, I have a very useful computer app called Shutter that allows you to box out any screen segment you like and make a .jpeg or .png image that can then be easily posted into any forum. I find it very useful. And it s free. Shutter is for Linux systems, but I think there is a similar tools for Windows called Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch (probably many others also available).

- bilyo

Thank you bilyo.
About hardware kits – I can’t find them here in Bulgaria, so I decided to make my own.
With several bearings, bolts and washers, I managed to do it.
Here on the below picture – I experiment with different distances.
I use plywood for the base and oak for the moving parts.

About the pictures – I know how to take picture from Sketchup or from the screen and how to upload them to the forum but thanks again for your replay.
I meant how to attach a file ?

-- Ivan BG

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#5 posted 01-31-2019 11:46 PM

Good job. We all get a lot of satisfaction from “making our own” no matter what it is.

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