This Stool Rocks is available in Hard Rock, Soft Rock and Easy Rock. Hard Rock rotates 360° but doesn’t stand by itself. Soft Rock has a flat bottom so that it can stand alone and rocks forward and backward. Easy Rock is the most stable of the three rocking forward only. All three are included in the CNC file. Each Stool is made of two legs and a top and has minimal finishing work needed. I included a photo of some stools that I painted.
Rock Trivia: It is rumoured without evidence that Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair in the 18th Century. President Kennedy was prescribed swimming and use of a rocking chair by his physician in 1955 because the President suffered from lingering back problems. The president so enjoyed his rocker he brought it on Air Force One when he traveled around the country and the world. He bought additional rockers for Camp David and the Kennedy estates, and gave them as gifts to friends and heads of state.
I am setting up Fabsie.com that aims to create a new infrastructure for digital manufacturing. Designers will have the option to upload their files for sale or for a free download under a variety of licenses. 'This Stool Rocks,' is available for download at www.fabsie.com. My dream is to improve affordable furniture for the everyday customer that will be able to use Fabsie to order any product having the product personalised and sent to their home.
The stool was sucessfully launched on Kickstarter in March/April 2013.
You can download the CNC file at Fabsie which is a paid download, use 18mm or 3/4in thick sheet material - I used birch plywood in photographs.