Adult-Sized Rocking Horse

Introduction: Adult-Sized Rocking Horse

This is a giant rocking horse I made on a commission.

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    14 Discussions

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    ljohnson82
    ljohnson82

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I have been looking for a rocking horse for my son with Down Syndrome. He is 12, but pretty hefty. Lately has been putting a pillow (his saddle) over his Bullseye doll from Toy Story and trying to ride the horsey. :) Would you consider another commission?

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    spookylean
    spookylean

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I would in a heartbeat but I really don't have the means right now. Sorry! I hope you find an alternative.

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    ljohnson82
    ljohnson82

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for considering. Love the horse. Great idea!

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    gloreece
    gloreece

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I would like to know if I can get detailed instructions for this horse. I need to know the sizes of the parts in order to build the horse in the correct proportions. I am new at this, but I really love this norse/

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    spookylean
    spookylean

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hi don't have any plans from this - it was years ago. As I recall I found a woodworking project book and just scaled the plans up on a photocopier. Good luck!

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    The Rambler
    The Rambler

    7 years ago on Introduction

    The main body of the horse looks like it would have to have been cut out of some kind of plywood but it looks too thick. Did you do it another way or did you put a couple layers together?

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    spookylean
    spookylean

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It's been a few years, but as I recall I just laminated together the thickest planks (spruce? not plywood) I could find at Home Depot, then carved away. The legs are one plank thick, the body two.

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    BPHW
    BPHW

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Isn't the point of this site to share tips on how to build said projects? What was the point of you posting this?

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    spookylean
    spookylean

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Instructables features three ways to share projects - as a photo, as a step by step, and as a video - click the 'submit' tab at the top right for more information. The point of my posting this was to enter a competition on the site requesting photos of projects that you have built.

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    heavyfire88
    heavyfire88

    8 years ago on Introduction

    But speaking for females...
    They will probably make fun of you. In a very inappropriate way..

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    spookylean
    spookylean

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Not sure about that - It was a female friend who commissioned it.

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    poofrabbit
    poofrabbit

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I think I want one! There are days as an adult it would be so much fun to just get to be a kid again! Voted for you for the I made it! Good luck!

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    spookylean
    spookylean

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! It was a lot of fun to ride after a stressful day at work.