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When I saw this one on Pintrest (http://sweetteal.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/diy-recycled-tire-rocker-aka-tire-teeter-totter/), I had to have one.  I can’t afford a great Rocking Horse, so this would be a great substitute and was small enough to go into the basement with the other little kids’ toys.  One big problem, no old tire.  I mentioned it to a friend and she had some in her backyard.  Before you could say “Merry Christmas” I had an old tire. (They still can’t believe that I really wanted it.) Hurray!  So here we go on an adventure on how to make a Teeter Totter out of an old tire.

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Supplies: (This picture doesn't show everything on the list)
An old tire (doesn’t have to be very big)
A saws-all
2” x 8” x 24” long board (scrap will do)
1” x 9” x 48”inch long board
10-2” long wood screws
2- ¼” x 4” carriage bolts,
2- ¼” washers
2-¼” nuts
2- ½” x 3” carriage bolts,
2- ½” washers
4-½” nuts
2-5/8” washers 
Chop saw
Table saw
Saber saw
Router
½” corner round router bit
Drill with screw driver bit
Long ¼” drill bit
½” drill bit
Belt Sander with sand paper
Tape measure
Socket wrench, to fit both sizes of bolts nuts
Primer paint
Spray paint (your choice of color(s))
2-1¼” diameter dowel, 8” long
2- 1¼” x 1¼” x 4” long wood blocks
Wood filler (we used Sugru)
 
beba173 years ago
this is super great u guys!!! its great for winter time!! luv it
craftknowitall (author)  beba173 years ago
Thank you!
thingy3 years ago
Nice repurpose. 5 stars.
craftknowitall (author)  thingy3 years ago
Thank you!
kenbob3 years ago
I'm smiling! Adorable vid, and great instructable.
craftknowitall (author)  kenbob3 years ago
Thank you!
rimar20003 years ago
Clever! Good work.
paganwonder3 years ago
I see what you did there..very clever!
craftknowitall (author)  paganwonder3 years ago
Thank you!
Wow. Just want to say "nicely done"!
craftknowitall (author)  cheesebubble3 years ago
Thank you!