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Blog entry by Tony Slattery posted 01-04-2016 02:59 AM 854 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided it is time to make a new rocking horse design, well not exactly new, this is a variation of an existing design called Taylor. Scarlet is a little smaller, and is made from recycled maple, which once served as a bed.

My preferred method of construction is to make template patterns using thin MDF and using a pattern cutting bit in a router mounted in a (home made) router table.

I find templates are useful in many ways – it allows me to minimize waste by carefully arranging the templates on the timber before cutting out. Anything left over goes to making smaller toys.

To make the rocker, I use a half template using the method illustrated below. If I was going to make more than one rocking horse, I would use this method for making a full length template.

-- Tony, Australia, http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/



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crowie

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#1 posted 01-04-2016 03:03 AM

A tailor made rocking horse for Taylor…beautiful wooden toys, you can’t beat them….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 01-04-2016 05:32 PM

I use a folding template for my rockers.
I use either thin MDF or even a plastic like shower liner left overs. etc.

I usually cut the template as I cut the piece; if I think I am going to make multiples. I put the pattern on the MDF then the MDF gets tped to the top of the wood with clear tape and I get both at the same time.

-- just rjR

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Tony Slattery

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#3 posted 01-04-2016 07:53 PM



I use a folding template for my rockers.
I use either thin MDF or even a plastic like shower liner left overs. etc.

I usually cut the template as I cut the piece; if I think I am going to make multiples. I put the pattern on the MDF then the MDF gets tped to the top of the wood with clear tape and I get both at the same time.

- ralbuck


Like the idea of a folding template – never thought of that. Thanks for the idea.

-- Tony, Australia, http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/

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#4 posted 01-31-2016 04:16 PM

routers are great tools, especially with templates. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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