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The Rocking Alligator #4: Construction is almost done

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Blog entry by BentheViking posted 1086 days ago 3290 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With our impending move pressuring the time frame on this project as well as my wife being out of town this weekend this was a big weekend in the shop trying to get as much as possible done.

I can’t say at this point that I got all of the construction done like I had planned, but do have all the pieces made and sanded with primed. Tomorrow I am hopefully going to get the rest of the pieces attached to one another and then start the painting and staining. Not quite sure how that will take, but since it is a relatively simple finish job I can easily do coats in the evenings after work.

I have to say at this point it really does look like an alligator. I wish I could ad photos to this section, but I think that will have to wait until I finish it and post the final project photos—hopefully sooner rather than later.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson



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jeffl

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#1 posted 1086 days ago

I was thinking about building my grandson a rocking dinosaur. Waiting on pictures : )

-- Jeff,

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#2 posted 1085 days ago

A rocking dinosaur is a cool idea…I think you could pretty much make anything into a rocking whatever. An alligator was certainly tough because of its natural straight line shape you have to figure out how to attach the pieces to make it look right, but to make the toy still safe and functional.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 1083 days ago

There is a Guy that makes rocking horses, rabbits and other things at the craft show in asheville NC.

-- Jeff,

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#4 posted 1083 days ago

There is a Guy that makes rocking horses, rabbits and other things at the craft show in asheville NC.

-- Jeff,

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