Determining rocker length and curve
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I would like to put this chair back into operation. The rockers do not have equal curves- drunk feeling without the alcohol.
Measurement from back seat slat to front is approximately 21".

Rockers are approximately 31"

How do I determine the correct measurement for new rockers?

Neither of the rockers seem to fit the front legs exactly. Is it possible that this did not start out as a rocker? If so, can I successfully put rockers on it?

Thanks



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  Re: Determining rocker length and curve by RB61 (I would like to put ...)
Everything you ever wanted to know about rocker design courtesy of Hal Taylor

Rocking Chair University

Steve
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  Re: Determining rocker length and curve by RB61 (I would like to put ...)
The rockers do not look laminated. In fact, they look like someone added them as an after thought. Was this originally a rocking chair?

Regards from Perth

Derek
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  Re: Re: Determining rocker length and curve by Derek Cohen (The rockers do not l...)
Derek Cohen said:


The rockers do not look laminated. In fact, they look like someone added them as an after thought. Was this originally a rocking chair?

Regards from Perth

Derek





Now go back and READ the OP.




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  Re: Determining rocker length and curve by RB61 (I would like to put ...)
That looks like the exact chair the wife has that was her grandmothers.
I have replaced the rocker parts, but must have gotten them a little off because when you rock the chair slowly turns.
Ours was always a rocker.
It is in pieces right now because it went through a flood & I have to refinish it.
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  Re: Re: Determining rocker length and curve by Steve Friedman (Everything you ever ...)
Thank you, thank you, for that link.

I made a rocking chair a few years back. And about 3 or 4 rockers before giving up. I may try it one more time, when/if I get my steamer up and running.

Eric
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  Re: Re: Determining rocker length and curve by Steve Friedman (Everything you ever ...)
Steve Friedman said:


Everything you ever wanted to know about rocker design courtesy of Hal Taylor

Rocking Chair University

Steve




That is an excellent link.

However, it does not address, or maybe I missed it, the length of the rockers, only the arc.

Any ideas to determine length?
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  Re: Re: Determining rocker length and curve by Martin S. ([blockquote]Steve Fr...)
Martin S. said:


That is an excellent link.

However, it does not address, or maybe I missed it, the length of the rockers, only the arc.

Any ideas to determine length?



Martin,

Good point. I think length may not be as much of an issue as where along the rocker the weight is centered. Maybe Richard or one of the other folks who build Maloof-style rockers will chime in. I've only ever made two Adirondack rockers, one of which is clearly more comfortable than the other. On the "good" one, the neutral position of the chair is very comfortable. On the "bad" one, the chair leans a bit too far forward in a neutral position. I tried to fix it by changing the curve of the rocker, but that made it worse. I'd have to move the angle of the chair on the rockers very slightly, but that would likely require me to make new rockers. And I don't want to.

Steve
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