Free Rocking Horse Plans Andy
There are two versions of this rocking horse project, the original with a seat height of 500mm (20 inches) and Andy Junior with a seat height of 350mm (14 inches.)
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These two projects have been designed to use 19mm (3/4") project timber that is easy to obtain from your local timber supplier and most hardware stores. Sometimes called white wood. The handle is a piece of dowel that just happens to be the same size as a broom handle.
For the eyes, you can use wiggle eyes from your local craft or novelty store. Use ribbon or imitation leather about 10mm wide for the bridle.
For a bit of colour, I used red house paint for the seat. The rest of the rocking horse is finished with a clear varnish. Note that it is always a good idea to apply a coat of a sanding sealer followed by sanding down with 400 grit sandpaper before painting or varnishing.
These are some of the tools used to complete free rocking horse plan Andy.
Unless you can locate a board wide enough to make the head in one piece, you may also need the following tools:
You may want to save yourself a bit of time and trouble and use good quality plywood instead.
Use the full size patterns to make templates. I find the templates useful to mark out the pattern directly onto the timber to minimise waste.
The templates are used as a guide for cutting out and then trimming with a trim bit mounted in a router.
Photo shows how the template is used with a trim bit mounted in a router. The template is attached to the workpiece with double sided tape.
Photo shows the component parts cut out, edges rounded over and sanded smooth, ready for assembly.
Showing an expoloded 3D view of how the parts fit together.
With one screw attached to allow the leg to swivel the sliding bevel is used to measure the angle. Drill a pilot hole for the second screw.
Showing the head in position with the infill. Note the legs are not attached in this photo.
Photo showing the head attached. Note this time the infill is not shown.
Photo showing the other body side glued and clamped in place.
All that remains is to attach the rockers and the platform and you have a brand new rocking horse.
Rocking Horse Andy full size templates. Look for a file called *rocking-horse-Andy-Templates-FS.zip* on your computer.
These are full size patterns on an A2 sheet.
Unzip the PDF files and copy them to a USB memory stick or a disk, and take it to your local office supplies to have them printed full size.
Printer friendly A4 size drawings to print on your home printer.Look for a file called *rocking-horse-andy.zip* on your computer.
Unzip the files and print them on your home computer. The drawings are numbered 1 to 10. You can join them up to form full size templates.
Rocking Horse Andy JuniorRocking Horse Andy Junior printer friendly files. Look for a file called *rocking-horse-andy-junior.zip on your computer.
Once again, unzip the files and print them on your home computer. The drawings are numbered 1 to 8. You can join them up to form full size templates.
I sincerly hope you enjoy this project. Please visit the Woodworking Projects Gallery to see completed projects from around the world.
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