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Audrey's Rocking Horse

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This will be the third rockin horse of this style I'll be making. The horse at left is the first one I made for my son John back in '92. I've since made one for my grandson Michael and this one will be another Christmas present. If your interested in making one of these, you can get the plans here!
After laying out the rockers, the plans show how to form the gentle curving bottom. A thin strip of wood is clamped to finish nails and then you just trace the wood strip to get the shape. 
The head is formed by gluing two pieces together then shaping with a band saw or jig saw. This is probably a two weekend project, most of the time is spent in the layout of the rockers. The plans are very clear and include helpful and time saving tips. I guess I keep coming back to this rocking horse because it is so easy to put together. 

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The first 2 horses that I made, were maple, so I was able to use birch dowels from the hardware store and wooden balls from the craft store. This one was made from oak, and I really wanted these parts to match. Being a novice at the lathe I was surprised how easy it was to come up with some fair lookin pieces! Click here to see how I made these! Or you can go here to find oak dowels on-line.
To learn more about turning your own knobs, click here!
Pilot holes need to be drilled for the saddle parts. This is a simple way to guide your drill at the proper angle. Set the angle gauge and just sight along it with your drill bit.
Three coats of semi-gloss polyurethane and we're done! This is a very nice project to put together. Some woodworking skills are needed, along with a table saw for the angle cuts. A jigsaw is needed for the curved cuts, (a bandsaw would be quicker) and a drill press would be helpful in drilling the hole in the head for the reins. 
If you would like the plans, you can get them here.


Perhaps a more traditional style Rocking horse?

Classic Pony Rocker Plan
This beautiful pony rocker will make your kids or grandchildren happy! Ready-to-trace pattern. Yarn is suggested for the mane and tail. 25'' high x 44'' long.

Classic Pony Rocker Plan

Classic Pony Rocker Plan


 
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