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Blog entry by MichaelAgate posted 02-12-2012 07:21 PM 2119 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone, My name is Matthew Agate. I’m 10 years old from Placentia Newfoundland Canada. I really love woodworking, My Dad showed me a Rocking Horse on a website belonging to Marc Spagnuolo—- The Wood Whisperer—- Marc is looking for all woodworkers to build the rocking horse and send him a picture of the finished product. When you send the money in, $1 is donated to WoodWorkers Fighting Cancer. I’m sure i’m past the deadline for the Charity but I wanted to build one anyhow and at least make people aware that as Woodworkers we do our part too. The plans that Marc shared were full size and make the rocking horse child size. Being 10 years old and having limited tools, also being to cold to go out in the work shop, I build this one in my kitchen. This was alot of fun and very rewarding to build. Thanks Marc for having this idea.

Watch Me Build It here

-- Michael and Matthew



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 07:41 PM

Way to be Matt, super job buddy!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 08:34 PM

I had posted a link to the video here in the forums .. lots of comments!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 02-12-2012 08:37 PM

welcome to L J Mathew :-)
you can my comment here

ceep them coming :-)
and you mother and father better insulate the shop and give you better tools fast …. :-)
looks forward to see you more on L J

take care
Dennis

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dustbunny

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 09:07 PM

WOW !!
All with just hand tools, that is impressive.
Mathew you’ve done a fantastic job on this one,
looking forward to your next project post : )

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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MichaelAgate

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#5 posted 02-12-2012 09:13 PM

Thanks MsDebbie, I posted on my dad’s for now until I create my own account. My dad was reading me the comments on your forum :) This is my first real project with limited help from my dad. Thanks everyone for the comments. i’m very excited

-- Michael and Matthew

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MayflowerDescendant

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#6 posted 02-12-2012 09:56 PM

Hey Matt,

AWESOME job! Great determination, perseverance. Your video offers much, much more than a woodworking lesson. Hats off to your family for all their support. Keep up the great work!

Glen

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Druid

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#7 posted 02-12-2012 10:22 PM

Matthew, I have to agree with the other comments. Can’t wait to see your next projects.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 02-12-2012 10:36 PM

Hey Matt!

Super COOL job… Project… and Video!

Thank you for putting it all together!

You did GOOD!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roger

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#9 posted 02-13-2012 12:26 AM

Really awesome project, commentary, and all. I really enjoyed watching this. You have a natural talent for woodworking. You’re going to be a grrrrrreat woodworker, and entertainer. Keep up the good work. Make sure you work/play safe. Use safety equipment when needed. I look forward to more of your projects.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 02-13-2012 03:10 AM

Matt, That was an amazing job you did. I can’t believe you can saw right and left handed! And you didn’t saw into the edge of your mom’s table so all in all it was a good day. You can come work in my shop (heated) any time.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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rance

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#11 posted 02-13-2012 03:58 AM

Matt, fantastic work on the project and in front of the camera. Well done.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Bob Kollman

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#12 posted 02-13-2012 04:54 AM

Great job, the coping saw is a great tool to use. When I seen the amount of double stick tape
you used I was afraid you’d never get it apart :) As you were working Matt, you used a sliding
T bevel, I was cutting patterns earlier today and I had to make a 65.5 degree angle…Sure
wish I had used my beveling tool, I have to remake the same part tomorrow! Keep up the good
work. The dry fit before the glue up is all important. I enjoyed your video!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 02-13-2012 02:44 PM

wondering how Matthew slept last night :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MichaelAgate

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#14 posted 02-13-2012 03:09 PM

Debbie, he was pretty wound up. He asked me to come in and laydown with him to talk about his next project till he fell asleep. Gone to school with a grin wraped around the top of his head. :) Just a little further than grining from ear to ear :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 02-13-2012 03:20 PM

haha perfect!!
and he tells two people who tell two people and next thing you know they will be having a woodworking class at their school, led by our very own LumberJock, Matthew! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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