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flh801978

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I have just come back fom a break in New England and Have now got instructions to construct one of these swing seats

Whats it called?
anyone point me in the direction of plans?
Ian
 

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How about importing the image into Sketchup a nd getting the dimensions by scaling. As far as I can see there are only eight pivot points, at the top and bottom of the four nearly vertical bars. Eveything else is fixed. As a scale reference how about heel to knee length a willing female?

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I made a simpler type using Rockler SS bearing straps - see my Avatar.

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I have spent the last couple of very hot days slaving over a version of this glider swing

I made the top frame out of southern yellow pine and the rest out of wickes stud wall wood
I made it a bit bigger than the one in the original photo so it seats 4 comfortably and theres room to place a table in the middle now
All I have left to do now is paint it. SWMBO wants it white and a pastel blue...Has anyone any ideas on types of paint to use for longevetity?
 

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Very nicely done. I would suggest primer, undercoat then two coats of gloss. You will also need to do something to protect the wood where it touches the ground.
 

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I was going to stand it where its going on paving pads unless anyone has a better idea?
 
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