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Adirondack Loveseat Glider Rocker With the "official" beginning of summer upon us in the northern hemisphere next week, many of us are already in the swing of summer vacations, backyard barbeques and warm evenings on the patio or deck.

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June 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm
(1) David Nikolaus says:

Used free Adirondack Loveseat Glider plans and at step #8 locating and mounting bearing and attaching seat to base unit. I saw note that said seat tipped over backward and to locate bearings at 2 1/4 inches from back of base unit. This did not fix problem. Seat still tips over. I need clarification on instructions.

June 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm
(2) Steve Roethlisberger says:

Hi Chris,
I am having the same problem with step #8. First question is what part is the measurement changed from 1 1/2 inches to 2 1/4 inches? Cause the only part that has a measurement of 1 1/2 inches is the rocker arms. The base is 1 3/4 inches from front and back and the seat is 8 1/2 inches from the front and 6 inches from the back. Could you clarify this for me? I’ve tried several placements on the seat but to no avale. I haven’t tried any change of placement on the base or rocker arms. I would appreciate any assistance in this matter.


A fellow woodworker.

Steve Roethlisberger

June 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm
(3) Chris Baylor says:

Hi guys:

FYI, I didn’t have any problems with the prototype with the bearings at the placement in the original locations. However, because a few people described the problem you outlined, I added the note to part 8 wherein some users described moving the rear bearings on the base in from 1-1/2 inches to 2-1/4 inches to correct the balance issue.

Keep in mind that if the angle is greater or length of the backs are longer on your unit than on the plans, or if you used a heavier type of wood, it would likely upset the balance, and that you might need to move the rear bearings in one direction or another from the plans.

Fill us in on where you end up, along with the type of stock you used and any modifications you might have made.


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