Fine Woodworking Rocking Horse Plans [WHERE TO FIND?]

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There are many kinds of woodworking. Some are easier than others, and some require more time and effort. Some require more skill than others. But some of them are definitely more fun than others. One of those would be the rocking horse. It’s a wooden toy project that doesn’t require much skill but can be very rewarding and even a bit therapeutic.

Before we start, I wanted to share something with you. I have a premium pack of woodworking plans that I personally use to save time and avoid the hassle of searching the internet. If you’re interested, you can check them out by clicking HERE. They have been a game-changer for me, and I hope you find them helpful too!

Because of the popularity of wooden rocking horses, many people have started building their own. A rocking horse is a great outdoor toy for kids to play with when the weather is nice.

At the end of the day, it’s all about seeing your child happy. And at the end of the day, there’s nothing that’s better than a wood rocking horse. Woodworking plans like this rocking horse are all about making that happen. You can build a rocking horse from any type of wood – walnut, pine, oak, or even poplar – then paint it to match your decor. Or stain it to look antique!

Today we want to help you find the best fine woodworking rocking horse plans from the internet. Get your rocking horse woodworking project started now…..

Are There any Free Rocking Horse Plans?

Web Based Plans

Are there any free rocking horse plans available freely online? Yes, there are. However, in my research these plans were few and far between, as well as being harder to follow than plans I have paid for in the past. It is important to understand that plans that are free online are often incomplete and I struggled to find a free rocking horse plan with a downloadable PDF, which means you will have to do some research and complete the plans yourself.

A prime example is this one by Canadian Home Workshop. It gave the most detailed instructions I could find online for building your own wooden rocking horse, but it still doesn’t have the plans to download. I think it used to, but the download as PDF feature was broken at the time of writing. And a lot of the images within this article were broken, so I wonder how long this will even be up!

It certainly shows the state of free wooden rocking horse plans online right now! Not very good! And there are a lot of articles saying they have ‘Fine Woodworking Rocking Horse Plans’ but in fact having nothing of the sort! Deceptive to say the least!

Youtube Based Plans

So then our best bet was to head over to Youtube. An excellent source of free wooden rocking horse ideas, but just be aware that most don’t come with downloadable plans. This will mean that you will need to watch the video and then come up with your own plans!

The best video I found was this almost hour long epic! It goes over all the fine details of how to make a wooden rocking horse by an experienced woodworker. The downside is that it is an old video that looks like it was filmed on a potato! But if you can get over the slight blurriness of the video, you will find a real gem of a woodworking video.

This one is a good one too (and with more modern video standards!), but the downside is that you will have to buy the accompanying woodworking plans from their website.

How about Paid Fine Woodworking Rocking Horse Plans?

So we worked out that the free offerings for free rocking horse plans kind of suck, right? How about paid ones?

I looked on Amazon, but the rocking horse plans on there were badly reviewed and not worth the cost people were asking.

I also found a free rocking horse plan on Scribd, but the problem is you need to sign up to the service first, which will cost you around $8.99 a month.

What I would recommend is that if you are serious about woodworking, you can buy a pack of plans with a wide variety of woodworking plans in it. This means you can get your rocking horse plans on top of many others (including many fun wood toys your child will love too). This is a much more economical way of doing things.

The pack I recommend has over 16000 plans, and you can check it out for yourself by clicking HERE. These plans are step by step too, so you don’t need to be a master craftsman to use them 🙂

As you can see from today’s article, getting a woodworking plan randomly from the internet is not always as easy as it sounds!!