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Rocking little scooter

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I'm making this for my grandson for Christmas. I had seen one for sale on line this one looks pretty close.It is made from 1 2x18 -8 foot long paint and a few wood screws                 

I used a bandsaw and other dangerous power tools be careful
I have a dust collector in my shop with or without still wear a dust mask
all ways wear eye protection

             With the one 2x12 and paint I built two of them for less than $30.00
 My grandchildren loved them                                                                                                                          

 
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I cut out all the parts from the 2x 12  i ran them through the planer to tighten up the edges also the front and fenders I thined down to one inch . I just thought they would take away from the 2x4 look of it. This is not a must

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the rockers would have to be trued up together so the ride would not be too realistic.
so  i clamped them together used a couple of rasp to match them.

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dry all the parts clean up rough areas. then I painted all the parts before glueing the together.

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I used 1 1/4 #12 wood screws to put everything together aslso i glued all the parts. you can see the 1' dowel for the handle bar. all the screws where counter sunk and covered with a dowle .

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the one  i saw online had a painted wooden head light I used a puck light I got from the big box so it would be street legal at night

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rockers together with a 1x4  18" long screwed and glued together

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pretty much done I mighht build one for my grand daughter if I have time 8 days to Christmas
Peace Ricky

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2" x 12" 10 foot long makes two
14  1 1/2  #8 wood screws
4.    1" #8wood screws
Paint 
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RU4Realz3 months ago

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kurnous343 months ago
wow nice idea! always wanted to make a rocking horse for future child but found most rocking horses to be to old and a little on the creepy side. perfect modern solution with a bit of a retro look. love it!
Agregory4133 months ago
Is there any templates for the parts or just hand drawn?
rickysp8 (author)  Agregory4133 months ago
http://ana-white.com/sites/default/files/3154809975_1336756313.pdf
Yes this is a link to a PDF hope this helps
thanks! cant wait to build!
EcoExpatMike3 months ago
Looking to make one here in the Philippines.

What size wood did you use? 2x18 or 2x12?

I will probably have to use 3/4" marine plywood to make most of mine as good dimensional lumber is hard to get.
rickysp8 (author)  EcoExpatMike3 months ago
http://ana-white.com/sites/default/files/3154809975_1336756313.pdf

I used a 10' long 2x12 and made 2 of them out of it
I think I sent the link for the PDF right
Peace Ricky
aceammar3 months ago
thats cool
roballoba3 months ago
I may have to make one too some day. Only mine will look like the Cushman 53a scooter I'm restoring. Great work!
Wow, that looks amazing! If only I was as handy as you are and had access to all that wood and tools. It's just so well done I think I'm being forced to favorite this. :P (This really deserves to be featured. C'mon, moderators, find this!)
rickysp8 (author)  DarkOwlProductions4 months ago
Thank a lot I really appreciate that it was a lot of fun to build
You're welcome. My prediction was right; you got featured! Congratulations, dude; this is truly a remarkable piece of work. It's even better that you had gun building it. :P
rickysp8 (author)  DarkOwlProductions4 months ago
Thanks for the kind words
You're welcome; you deserve them. :p
crazyfrog5244 months ago
Fantastic job, Looks like something i would go sledding down a hill on! :) But really good woodworking fantastic skill and I will have to follow you`re channel!
hobbyman4 months ago
I liked it a lot. ;)
My vote is for you.
rickysp8 (author)  hobbyman4 months ago
Thank you
fzumrk4 months ago
Nice design!
andrea biffi4 months ago
LOL!
Nice job, great alternative to the traditional horses ...
rickysp8 (author)  Lectric Wizard4 months ago
Thanks
nancygribble4 months ago
Awesome!!!
rickysp8 (author)  nancygribble4 months ago
Thanks Nancy
knife1414 months ago
Excellent job!!
rickysp8 (author)  knife1414 months ago
Thanks man
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