Rocking Duck

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Project by TedK posted 08-23-2011 02:40 AM 3401 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Pa-Pa project. It’s funny, everybody likes my work, but I still can’t seem to make any money at it…..but when you see the grandkids in the them enjoying it, isn’t it all worth it? HA! I still want money darn it!. Anyway, my latest project for on of my grandchildren. I made it out of 3/4 ply, but easily could have done it in 1/2 inch, the way it is constructed, it has plenty of strength built in. I try to always cut out 2 units at a time, so I have another one ready to assemble. I am working on a rocking Dump Truck for my newest grandson. I will post it up when I am through. Thansk for looking, see more of me at I really could use some inputters.
Thanks Again,

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 03:02 AM

Great project. Lucky grandkid!

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#2 posted 08-23-2011 03:30 AM

I like the duck, though that first picture looks like it’s sneezing (IMHO) :)

-- Wilson

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 04:33 AM

Nice duck. I’ve been thinking about ordering the pattern for this one. I’ve done the horse rocking chair that is in the same style as the duck and turtle. After seeing yours, I think I just may order it next time I’m in the mood for something new.
I went to your website and signed up for an account there. I thought I’d try and hang out a little there when I have extra time on my hands. I can’t read the posts thought in the forums. The ad that is an inch or two to the right of the page extends downward and covers part of the posts, making them literally impossible to read. If you have any resolution to this problem, I’ll check back in on it in a day or two.


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#4 posted 08-23-2011 04:57 AM

thanks a lot, I will check it out… Like I said, I made this project out of the 3/4 like it calls for, But I truly believe you can do it with 1/2 inch. It is quite heavy using 3/4 inch
thanks again for looking

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 05:01 AM

just a follow up there William, I went back and looked at my forums section, I did not see any mis-alignment, sometimes you will get a problem like that if your browser is not up to date, not accusing, just noting, I use fire fox, although my IE8 does not show me any problems at this time either. I am sorry for your trouble, hope it works itself out on your next visit.
thanks again

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 05:01 AM

It looks like the horse design follows pretty much the same design cues. I used 3/4” for the two I have built and they were quite heavy as well. I prefer being on the heavy side for something small children will be playing on though. It makes it harder for them to tip over as the get a tab bit older and a wee bit wilder.


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#7 posted 08-25-2011 03:46 PM

I love it and I bet the rider will too!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 08-27-2011 05:07 PM



(sorry i couldn’t help myself!)


-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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