Rosie the Duck Rocker

by Ray Nicosia
(Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA)

Rosie the Duck Rocker

Rosie the Duck Rocker

The plans for Rosie the Rocking Horse were very helpful in creating my granddaughter's fascination with ducks into a Rosie the Rocking Duck.

I had to lose the front legs and replace them with a brace that is supported at the top with an ~3/4" slot cut into the main body.

Adding a bill to Rosie's horse head and scalping the neck area quickly changed her to a duck and the rounded main body added to the shape.

The rear legs are attached to the feet with wood glue and (2) 2" trim screws and the feet are glued and screwed from the bottom with (3) 1 1/4" coarse thread wood screws.

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Dec 16, 2019
Poplar, not plywood
by: Tony

A small correction from Ray...

I very much enjoyed the posting of my project, but noticed that it says a plywood brace replaced the 2 front legs. The brace is from a drop cut of the board I used for the main body. It is 3/4 x 7.5 poplar.


Dec 13, 2019
Thanks for sharing
by: Tony

Hi Ray, thank you so much for sharing.

I think it is really cute, I admire your creativity.

It certainly is a surprise, when I first saw it I had to laugh.

The wings , the feet and the tail - what can I say? Brilliant!

I really appreciate what you have done, and I hope it gives your granddaughter many happy memories.

All the best, Tony Slattery

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