Lil' Vespa Rocker

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Project by Sammo posted 11-23-2013 07:36 PM 2093 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of our psuedo grandchild reached the age where a nice rocker would have been a nice gift. I searched the internet for weeks to find a nice horse rocker plan when I came across a scooter design. Since no pattern was available, I made my own pattern. I also added some little features that I thought would be nice like the chrome trim. The main body is made from Oak, the seat, fenders and wheels were made from Poplar and the front fender was made from oak plywood. The rockers were made from poplar and crossbars were made from oak. The rocker was made to break down when the child was too old for the rocker. This way it could be taken apart and boxed up for storing until she is able to hand it down to her children.

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 07:44 PM

A very design and workmanship. I’m pretty sure that little girl is going to have a lot of fun with it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 07:55 PM

Now I have seen everything!
What a great idea! Especially nice because you made it from your own brain.
Little girls are special and so is this rocker.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#3 posted 11-24-2013 02:10 AM

Very original. Nice work.

-- Nicky

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#4 posted 11-24-2013 02:37 AM

That is a cool little vespa/rocker!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 11-24-2013 11:52 AM

Unique design, I like it!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 11-24-2013 06:26 PM

My fiancĂ©e just went nuts over this…looks like another project will be added to my list when we have a little one. Great new take on a very traditional toy!

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#7 posted 11-24-2013 07:08 PM

Awesome job. This is really cool. Love it!!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 11-24-2013 09:35 PM

Great design, they may have a hard time getting off for other activities

-- Norman

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#9 posted 11-25-2013 08:45 PM

I love vespa! This is totally cool! Nicely done!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 11-26-2013 09:52 PM

Unique and beautiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 11-27-2013 04:30 PM

Cool rocker! Like the design and colors and the trim really added more appeal to it. Very lucky little lady!

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