Rocking Little Scooter




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

Step 3: File File File

Step 4: Sand Sand Sand

Step 5: File Some More

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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

Step 8:

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 .

Step 9:

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

Step 10:

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

Step 11:

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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Materials used 
2" x 12" 10 foot long makes two
14  1 1/2  #8 wood screws
4.    1" #8wood screws
Puck light

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    5 years 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!


    Reply 5 years ago
    Yes this is a link to a PDF hope this helps


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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


    5 years ago

    thats cool


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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!)

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    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


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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!