We often receive lots of calls from anxious parents looking for a fun and traditional toy to make for their children. For its ease and simplicity, we often suggest this week's project, our Hi-Ho Rocking Horse.
BONUS PLANS: Full-size patterns are also available for our Rocking Motorcycle, and our Rocking Cow project.
This project is perfect for the novice as it requires a minimum of tools, materials and skill to complete. As with our other rocking toys, including our Rocking Cow and Rocking Motorcycle, the horse can be built primarily by using only a hammer, saw and drill.
The horse's special seat provides for a comfortable ride, and the projectís sturdy design means that it will last for years and can be passed from one child to the next.
As with most of our plans, full-size patterns let you trace each part directly onto your wood. Then simply saw, sand and assemble the pieces. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how. Finished, the rocking horse stands 30-inches tall with a seat height of 19-inches.
To make your work easier, we can also provide you with a few sheets of over-size carbon paper which you can use to transfer your designs onto your wood. Pattern No. LC4