Rocking horse Rosie Question

by Cassie
(Waskom, Texas, USA)

Hi. I'm a new woodworker and Rosie is going to be a first birthday gift for my grandson and my first project.

On the rocker diagram on the cut list page, it has an arrow pointing at the top of the rocker with 3/4 marked on it and an arrow pointing at the bottom of the rocker with 3/8 on that.

Does this mean that the rocker should be tapered from 3/4 to 3/8 top to bottom? To where it's skinnier on the bottom than the top?

Any input will be appreciated and thanks in advance!

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Nov 26, 2017
Answer to Cassie's Question about rocking horse Rosie
by: Tony

Hi Cassie,

I have had a look at the diagram that you mention, and I can see why there may be some confusion.

The short answer is please ignore these dimensions. I shall endeavor to remove them from the drawings and upload the modified version soon.

Here is the long answer:

The numbers actually refer to the radius of the arc that forms the rocker. The value is given in both metric and imperial measurements in square brackets.

So, the arrow pointing to the top of the rocker means this:

R780 [R30 ¾] - in English – Radius 780 millimeters [Radius 30 and 3/4 inches]

similarly for the bottom of the rocker.

Hope that helps, and good luck with the project.

Regards, Tony Slattery

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