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Project by trasner posted 461 days ago 1650 views 17 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having one year old twin boys is great, but I may just have to make two of everything. I made a rocking horse a couple of years ago but they both always seem to want to ride it at the same time. I decided to make a second rocker. I found the plans for this cute little guy on-line at woodcraftplans.com on sale for seven bucks so I couldn’t resist. These plans come from Wooden Memories which I found make some other really neat rockers. Sadly, the web site and the company no longer seems to be in existence. The creator is a gentleman named Ken Willliams whose whereabouts online also seem to be unknown. The plans are fantastic: Full size 23”x35” heavy paper sheets with niice diagrams and very detailed instructions. I deviated on several parts, but stayed true to the original on most of the horse. I also stained instead of painted him. I used Poplar for the horse and Oak for the rockers. This beast is solid and heavy (especially the head). He did require A LOT of sanding. The boys go nuts on him and have already forgotten about the other horse. I guess I only created a new problem. Oh well, it was a lot of fun to build. Ken, if you are around, hats off to you for great plans. Anybody looking for a childs rocker to build, I encourage you to check our wooden memories.

-- Todd





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 461 days ago

One of the best rocking horses I have seen on here. Awesome job.

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#2 posted 461 days ago

This is better than the other horses as it doesn’t leave a mess behind, plus he is really cute!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 461 days ago

Very cute job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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twokidsnosleep

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#4 posted 461 days ago

Love that horse!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Mattfinisher

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#5 posted 461 days ago

Hello Trasner! You and I have similar tastes! Nice job! You were very correct about the plans!

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 461 days ago

Awesome job. I see one of these in my future.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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scrollsaw

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#7 posted 461 days ago

Like it great job.

-- Todd

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hunter71

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#8 posted 461 days ago

Looks fast!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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camps764

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#9 posted 461 days ago

just ordered the plans!

Great job on yours! I like the stain you chose – it will probably hold up better than paint over the long haul and it makes it look a little more antiquey IMO.

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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#10 posted 461 days ago

great job.
i like the uniqueness.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 461 days ago

It’s an unusual rocking horse but I like it. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Woodbridge

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#12 posted 461 days ago

Your rocking horse looks great. I love the design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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trasner

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#13 posted 461 days ago

Everyone, thanks for the kudos. It is always great getting compliments from talented and experienced woodworkers on lumber jocks. I hope the horse provides a little woodworking inspiration to others. I definitely get a lot of inspiration from the many beautiful and unique projects I see on this site.

-- Todd

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john_az

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#14 posted 460 days ago

I will be having my first grandchild in about a month. I would like to build one of these for him!! Looks like I’ll need a band saw. Nice job, thanks for sharing.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 460 days ago

Great job. I love the expression on that horse’s face! You could’a made a double saddle and the twins could ride at the same time!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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